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Ninety Seconds Over Iraq

Eliezer Shulman

The bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor thirty years ago last week altered the balance of terror in the Middle East for years to come. After three decades, with all the secrets out, what actually happened during those fateful, miraculous three hours between takeoff and touchdown – and in the previous days and weeks that led up to the controversial plan? And with the present Iranian nuclear threat on the horizon, does June 7, 1981 look any different today?

 

Etched In Stone

Yair Weinstock

His grandfather and namesake, Rav Shmuel Benzion Rabinowitz, was a pillar of pre-state Old Jerusalem. His father, Rav Chaim Yehuda Rabinowitz, is head of the Jerusalem Beis Din. So although Rav Shmuel Rabinowiz, rabbi of the Kosel and holy sites in Eretz Yisrael, is in daily contact with heads of state and international VIPs, he says he’s just another link in the chain, taking encouragement from his own inspiring legacy.

 

What’s in a Name?

Chany Rosengarten

If you found it tough to pick a name for your firstborn that would satisfy your spouse, parents, and in-laws, imagine the challenge of finding a name that will attract the attention and win the trust of thousands of potential customers! A lot more than you can imagine hinges on the crucial decision of what to name a store or product. Marketing experts and store proprietors share the philosophy and ideology of the corporate name game.

 

Tombstone Sleuth

Michal Ish Shalom

Jewish tombstones in the middle of a Chinese cabbage field? Hebrew inscriptions on slabs of stone used as sewer covers? Israeli photojournalist Dvir Bar-Gal discovered Shanghai’s graveyard secret: hundreds, maybe thousands of Jewish tombstones, are scattered around Shanghai’s outlying villages, used for everything from building beams to washboards.

 

A Shining Example

Shimmy Blum

Three years ago, analysts were predicting the end of America’s automotive industry. Today, the Big Three’s turnaround has become a model for corporate America in battling adversity, the competition, and winning back long-lost customers. Are Orthodox Jewish buyers joining the Buy American trend, and if not, why not?



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Har Sinai on the Gaza Fence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Who would ever believe I’d be holding a sefer Torah?”
In Budapest, a Thirst for Torah
Yonoson Rosenblum “This is a matter of saving an entire tzibbur”
Torah Consumer’s Alert
Eytan Kobre To learn Torah — but just as surely, to learn from it
Relive Matan Torah Every Single Day
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Incredible zechusim we can generate through resolutions
5 out of 10: Top 5 Seforim Intros Celebrating Torah
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin What are you going to learn on Shavuos night?
Right-Hand Man
Jacob L. Freedman “Goodbye, Dr. Freedman, I’ve got a whole world to save”
The Good News about Obituaries
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman To write our own epitaphs while we can still write
Endnote: The Song That Still Plays for You
Riki Goldstein What’s that tune that, when you hear it, brings you back...
A Golden Opportunity
Faigy Peritzman What did Rus have that Orpah lacked?
Say It with Cheesecake
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A positive learning experience creates lessons that stic...
Say Yes to Kindness
Miriam Kosman With her, Rus brought the key to humanity’s redemption
A Soaring Spirit
Chana Ungar To Marcie a”h, life meant doing what G-d expected of her