Supporting The Troops

Sometimes a war or another type of national disaster breaks out and the reaction is intense and immediate. Everyone mobilizes to support the cause and huge sacrifices are made....

Vote For Mazi Pilip

Former Congressman Tom Suozzi is a likeable, congenial person with whom you can discuss the issues of the day in a serious, no-nonsense fashion. His pro-Israel stance is impeccable,...

Beyond The Headlines

By Sivan Rahav Meir Translated by Yehoshua Siskin This is the time of year in Israel when schools give students their mid-year report cards. But this year, many schools in the...

Jew ish

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Magence When the British author Douglas Murray asked Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z”l, what it means to be a Jew, his answer was: “To be a...

Self-Serving Single Shadchan

Question Recently, I was contacted by a guy who said he was a shadchan with a large database of résumés in various WhatsApp groups. Over the phone, he sounded like...


We are living in times of global stress. When stressed, it’s normal to get distressed. As I have written in earlier columns, stress is the external pressure which we...

Removing The Rose Colored Glasses

DISCLAIMER: The following column is a composite of several different experiences I have had with clients. It does not depict a specific encounter. This story is not about you! When...

A Yeshiva Break Dilemma

In the lead-up to last week, I’ve heard numerous conversations in the community, in supermarkets, and after minyan in shul, about what people are planning to do for intersession,...

Economics Of War And Peace

With the war raging in Gaza, there are aspects of what it means to serve in the IDF that never make it to the news, and no one ever...

Midwinter Musings

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Magence I suffer from the almost constant guilt of writing about things other than what’s going on in our world today. Instead, I usually like to stick...
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Insights From A “Speaking Fast”

By Sivan Rahav Meir I’m not usually one for joining initiatives, but this past Thursday was an exception. I encountered an incredibly heartfelt call from...

Casualties And Karma

By Rabbi Leo Dee One of the many odd things that happen to you when you lose three members of your family in a terror...

Children On The Front Lines

By Yochanan Gordon From the mouths of infants and sucklings you have founded strength on account of Your foes to put an end to enemy...


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