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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you