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Friday, September 22, 2017

My Father, The Visionary // Gedaliah Zlotowitz Reflects On His Father,...

Rav Yosef Sholom Kahanaman, the famed Ponovezher Rav, is said to have quipped after his vast travels across the globe to raise funds for...

Thousand Year View // We Know Less About Nature Than We...

The truth is that our intelligence services know much more about global warming and hurricane risks than our weathermen do, but no one knows...

In The Sukkah

For more great recipes, check out this weeks issue of Whisk by Ami

Are We Safe At Shul? // An American Jewish Organization Fills...

man was wearing a cap with NYPD markings on it. He had a police shield, mace and handcuffs, he said he was a police...

For Jerusalem’s Sake // A Visit With Rav Shlomo Amar

“The Kotel Hamaaravi is the last remnant of our Beit Hamikdash,” Rav Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Yerushalayim tells me during...

YOU vs. YOU // When An Investigative Article Will Help One...

I confess: Although I aim to be broadminded and egalitarian, in many situations I ultimately find myself to be unequivocally parochial and ethnocentric, no...

Blowing Shofar For Rav Elyashiv

It's a bit of a daunting undertaking to try to describe a Yemenite shofar, or any shofar for that matter. But the best description...

The Longest-Living Hard-Boiled Egg

“Ican’t really pray,” an old friend wrote to me this week in an email. “My efforts to forgive and ask forgiveness, such as they...

When Memory Matters // Her son’s teacher was convinced he had...

Mrs. Beilinson, the first-grade teacher, was concerned. “Alex is doing a lot of spacing out during class,” she told his mother on the phone. “It...

Kiruv In Kiev // Bashy Bleich Talks About Her Life In...

Rebbetzin Bashy Bleich is a down-to-earth, easygoing woman who grew up in Monsey, New York. At the behest of the Stoliner Rebbe, she and...

Apple Crumb Squares

Some people enjoy a sweet side dish, and others, like myself, think that these totally belong in the dessert course. Mini apple crumb pies...

BizTank – Do you need MONEY?

Do you need MONEY? Ami's Biztank is now accepting pitches to help grow your business! The mission of BizTank, is to have a platform where entrepreneurs...

A Monster Storm Reaches Shore // Hurricane Irma’s Devastation And Diversions

The inhabitants of the island of Antigua watched nervously as Hurricane Irma approached. The massive storm came and passed, and the prime minister announced...

For the Sanctity of Shabbos // Gedolim Meet in A Show...

Only once before did such an event occur: One after the other, the gedolim of Eretz Yisrael came to the Beis Talmud Torah Y’chaveh...

A Galus Story // How Many Generations Can A Secret Last?

My name is Esther Malka, but it used to be Emily. I was born in 1953 in a town on the border of Illinois...