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A New Look at Tehillim 140

Contributed by Doron Beckerman Psalm 140 May Have Never Been More Apt למנצח מזמור לדוד: (1) To the conductor. A song of David. חלצני ה’ מאדם רע מאיש חמסים תנצרני:...

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The Holy Jews of Yerushalayim

by Asher Brander We have rented their upstairs apartment and they are our super-gracious hosts. He is a pashute baalabos (a simple working man) – the gabbai of a swift...

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Please, Leave Me Be

by Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman If you are seeking from me words of comfort and consolation you will not find them. If you are reading this in order for you...

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Supporting Him, Supporting You

By Alexandra Fleksher Just before Shavuos, women in Cleveland, Ohio, got together to attend a panel discussion entitled, “Supporting our Husbands who are Working: Supporting him, Supporting you.” The panelists,...

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America’s Got Chillul Hashem

by Dan Butler The various news and social media have been crowing about the “modern Orthodox” 12-year-old who appeared last night on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. This little caricature of the...

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Walking to the End

by Yaakov Rosenblatt One year ago, on June 14, 2013 daredevil Nik Wallenda crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge, in Rocky Mountain, CO, walking high above the span on a...

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A Chasidic View of Parnasah

transcribed and edited by Yaacov Dovid Shulman A Few Introductory Words The import of the following essay is that throughout Jewish history Torah learning has always been of preeminent important:...

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The End of the Begin-ing

by Doron Beckerman The year 1977 witnessed a watershed event in the history of Modern Israel. Chaim Yavin, famed Israeli news anchor, announced the mahapach – the transformation of the...

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More on Drafting Yeshiva Boys

by Rabbi Doron Beckerman Many of the arguments regarding the hot-button topic of drafting Yeshiva boys unfortunately seem to suffer from profound confusion. In an attempt to clarify the issues...

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A Berdichiver Moment

By Dovid Landesman One of the more famous stories about R.Levi Yitzchak zt”l recalls his visit to the local marketplace. There he came across a wagon driver wearing tallit and...

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KePurim

[from R. Yossi Huttler, Cross-Currents’ poet laureate] KePurim if in middle of night I cannot sleep may I disturb Your peace open Your book of remembrance read to You though...