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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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Coming Detractions
Eytan Kobre “…Open and Orthodox, whatever that means”
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Beware of Declarations
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark Transparency with children when making decisions
The Best You Can Be
Jacob L. Freedman When you’re just named Joe Shmo
Emojification
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Help! We’ve been captured by emojis!
Yechadshehu
Riki Goldstein The brachos of Shabbos Mevarechim
Just Because
Faigy Peritzman A rule for the entire Torah
In the Heat of the Moment
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When to intervene, when to not
Foundation of Gratitude
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Three life-changing morning minutes
Hide and Veg
Shira Isenberg Peas and thank you!