Sacred Sovereign, Faithful Father Aryeh EhrlichUntil his passing last week, he was considered one of the prime halachic arbiters of the Jewish world. But while his threshold was always open to international queries, he rarely flung open the door to his private life, doggedly staying out of public controversy although he lived through every social and political revolution of the last hundred years. Now Rav Shmuel HaLevi Wosner’s son and right-hand, Rav Yosef Tzvi, unlocks a century of memories.
The Rosh Yeshivah’s Finance Minister
Shimon Breitkopf | Tuesday, April 14, 2015
He owns three major accounting firms, serves on the Bnei Brak city council, and is a former president of the Tax Advisors’ Office and a member of Degel HaTorah’s advisory board. But for Rabbi Yaakov Verzhbinsky, all that pales against his primary mission: Without a penny in remuneration, he’s the manager of Rav Steinman’s Orchos Torah network, responsible for thousands of students and avreichim. And no one even knows his name.
Split Over the Atom
Binyamin Rose | Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Experts in atomic energy and international relations have been splitting hairs over the recently announced framework agreement that the international community says will halt Iran’s quest to manufacture nuclear weapons.
What are the most pressing questions about the deal, its background, and the fine print?
The Accidental Lawyer
Barbara Bensoussan | Tuesday, April 14, 2015
He always wanted to help his brothers, so he became a rabbi and then a military chaplain. Today, Jeff Ifrah advocates in a more complex arena, defending Orthodox Jews accused of federal crimes.
Bringing Kids to their Feet
Gila Arnold Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sometimes, we encounter a convergence of circumstances in our lives that brings us to point and say, “this is what I’m meant to do.” Here’s the story of a physical therapist who recognized an opportunity and grabbed it. Two decades later, thousands of children are thanking her for it.
Bassi Gruen Tuesday, April 14, 2015
My son is a very loving and confident preschooler, and my home is a child-centered environment. I try hard to understand my son’s perspective, and
allow him opportunities to make choices. At the same time, I try to set limits, and we have routines firmly established. However, I find myself struggling and unsure how to respond to verbal displays of chutzpah.
Curious Jr.: Give it up for the Government
Leeba Leichtman Tuesday, April 14, 2015
We’ve all seen the signs up in the neighborhood every year or two — the ones with the official-looking men or women smiling above the words “Vote for [fill in the name]!” These people are all running for government positions. But what exactly does it mean to be a part of the government… especially as a frum Jew? Ronnie Rosenbluth, who served the Baltimore community for the last eight years, is one such politician.
Yosef Chaim Gives Directions
Shira Yehudit Djalilmand Tuesday, April 14, 2015
“Excuse me! Can you tell me how to get to Abuhav Synagogue please?”
“Sure! Straight down the alley and on your left!”
“Do you know where the cheese factory is?”
“Of course! Go down the steps to the bottom and it’s on the right!”
I’m used to these kinds of conversations, they happen every day. We live right in the middle of Tzfat’s Old City, so tons of tourists pass by our house.
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