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Gut Shabbos, Eretz Yisrael!

Avigail Sharer

Erev Rosh Hashanah. The Ponevezher Rav, Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman ztz”l, stooped down to the dusty, dry earth in the fields just beyond Bnei Brak. “Gut Shabbos, Eretz Yisrael!” he whispered. As the sun sets on Erev Rosh Hashanah, the world ushers in a year of shemittah. Let’s find out what it’s all about…

 

The Ticket

Rachel Stein

Blue flashing lights made Mr. Markowitz groan as he pulled over to the side of the road, the police car pulling to a stop right behind him. “What’s wrong, Tatty?” Doniel asked. “Police,” Tatty explained tersely, as an officer swaggered out of his car and came up to his window.

 

Marvel of the Month

Yaakov Lubin

Did you drink a glass of water today, wash your hands or go swimming in a pool? You may not have realized it, but you were coming in direct contact with one of the most marvelous molecules in the universe! In fact, it’s the unique properties of water that enable all life on our planet to exist.

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
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Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
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