Trembling With Joy // We’re here and our lives are meaningful

Alison Birch, the owner of a hair salon in Stroud, England, was seeking a part-time stylist. The advertisement (it was the UK, so read...

Merging Worlds and admor, Rav Avner Afgin

Amongst the numerous charismatic Jewish leaders with which Eretz Yisrael is blessed, Rav Avner Afgin is undoubtedly a standout. In fact, he is considered...

Speaking to America’s Doctor // Dr. Anthony Fauci

Despite his innumerable media appearances during this pandemic, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, isn’t easy to reach. This has been...

Trapped in the Adirondacks // A survivor’s story of hope...

It was 13 years ago, in the middle of a frigid winter, when my well-ordered world turned upside down. I watched my husband breathe...

The Faces of BLM //A gaggle of groups or a proper...

That the acronym “BLM” evokes something less than enthusiasm for many of us isn’t surprising. After all, some Black Lives Matter boosters have used “intersectionality”—the...

Make for Yourself a Yeshiva // Rabbi Singer makes it his...

Elul always reminds me of the brilliant shiurim given by Rav Meir Stern in Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic, which I was zocheh to attend...

Bridging the Divide // An Early Exploration of Normalizing Relations with...

Attorney Philip Rosen, of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, is a leading authority on mergers and acquisitions of real estate companies....

Working in the Gulf as a Jewish Woman

The JFK-to-Dubai flight is full. Most of the passengers are Arabs, some in traditional garb, others in sharp business attire. Among them sits a...

Chicken with Lettuce and Croutons

For the Salad 3 tablespoons oil 1 chicken breast, cut into thin strips 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 tablespoons honey Pinch of black pepper 1 head lettuce, torn into pieces ½...

A Qonspiracy Theory Grows // Crazed mobs can be virtual too

Know anybody who’s convinced that there is a worldwide cabal of Satanist child snatchers controlling politicians and the media? Maybe a friend or relative...

Never Give Up! // A conversation with Rav Shalom Arush about...

There are many problems right now with regard to Uman, if I may use such a negative term. Yes, you may. Yesterday I called Israel’s ambassador...

Safe In South Africa

It was Shabbos morning in South Africa. The time had come to recite the prayer for the country’s president and for the government that...

Keeping Time In Auschwitz // Did a Girl Compose a Jewish...

was more than skeptical when I first heard about a girl who composed and safeguarded a Jewish calendar while interned in Auschwitz. The main...

Half-Hour Mediterranean Twist

One batch Half-Hour Honey-Olive Oil Challah Pesto 2 cups tightly packed basil leaves, washed and dried, plus more for garnish 1 clove garlic ¼ cup walnuts ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon...

Sensitivity Gone Wild // From Trader Joe’s to the Eagle’s Nest

Extreme eyeball rolling was the common and correct response to a recent online petition demanding that the Trader Joe’s grocery chain “remove racist branding...