Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sound of Life
Yisroel Besser Yosef Moshe Kahana showed the production world that even modern listeners connect to “tish” music — that unmistakable sound that fills the soul and replenishes the body like a good cup of warm tea.
Royal Patriarch
Aharon Rubin | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 When Rav Elchanan Halpern of Golders Green in London passed away last week at age 93, he was, in all likelihood, the longest-serving rav in the world; as of this year, he had been serving in rabbanus for 73 years. But even if there is a rav somewhere who’s held a pulpit longer, no rabbi today has more descendants — close to 1,500 and counting, kein yirbu.
 
Invested Interests
Sara Glaz | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Behavioral finance seeks to understand how we make our most important investment decisions — and how we can avoid making the worst ones.
 
The Show Must Go On
Aryeh Blum | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 When the Bobover Rebbe summoned Reb Moshe Aftergut on Erev Purim in 1948, the young disciple couldn’t imagine what the Rebbe had in mind. But Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam, who devoted his life to shepherding hundreds of survivors on foreign shores, knew that the traditional Purim shpiel had the power to keep them connected and break harsh decrees.
 
L’chayim in the Land of Scotch
Shimon Breitkopf | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 The Scots, who approach their whisky production with the utmost gravity, are blessed with immense patience when it comes to waiting out their long-term investments — the whisky barreled today won’t come out for at least 12 years. Our trip to the Scottish region of Speyside, the distillery capital of the world, was a lesson in the centuries-old secrets of this guarded craft.
Tricky Triangles
Riki Goldstein
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
When two people only communicate through a less-than-willing third party, it’s detrimental for everyone. This technique, known as triangulation, eliminates discomfort, but relief is only temporary — there’s always a price to pay in hurt feelings and emotional damage. Family First’s panel of experts guide us through four triangles, showing us how to get rid of the unwelcome interference that blights so many family, work, and social relationships, and replace it with open, healthy communication.
 
The World of Gifts
Libi Astaire
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Why are we required to give gifts on Purim? Why should you be thrilled to receive 12 identical gifts of a challah roll and small grape juice? What gift costs very little, but can be more precious than pearls? Unwrap the ancient art of gracious gift-giving — and receiving.
Bentzi and the Magic Potion: Chapter 1 — Chemda’s Secret
Shifra Glick
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Two things we thought would never happen, suddenly did. Both on the same day. One to me and one to Bentzi.
 
Jr. Record Breakers
Rochel Burstyn
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Do you hear that crashing and banging sound? It’s breaking! What’s breaking, you might ask? More records, of course! Hear all about a girl who walked up a storm and a fabulous class of Amen-answerers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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