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When the Wall Came Tumbling Down

Perl Marton

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Berlin Wall, a longtime symbol of Communist rule in Eastern Europe, crumbled before the world’s eyes. David Kern, today a Torah scholar in London, was witness to that momentous event — a day those trapped behind the Iron Curtain thought might never come.

 

Take Him Home, There’s Nothing We Can Do

Eytan Kobre

Hospitals and doctors are in the business of saving lives — until they’re not. Our new health care reality means both professionals and institutions are taking a different view of terminally ill patients, one in which those tottering on the edge of life are costly liabilities.

 

Partners in Peace

Binyamin Rose

Morris Smith is a former Wall Street wunderkind who once headed the largest mutual fund in America. Rabbi Moshe Speiser is a soft-spoken healer of souls who spends his time aiding the broken and bent. They are two men on two different paths who have nevertheless united in common cause to bring healing to Klal Yisrael.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”