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Rescue: heroism, innovation, horrors

The story of United Hatzalah’s growth is told in 90 Seconds (Artscroll), Beer’s gripping memoir. The trailblazing tale of how a middle school dropout became CEO of...

Shai Graucher with the brother and father of Agam Berger, who was taken hostage on Oct. 7. Graucher organized a Bar Mitzvah celebration for Agam’s brother at the Kotel. (Courtesy)

Hearts feel hearts — Standing Together

Shai Graucher is an indefatigable chesed machine who, in the wake of Oct. 7, founded Standing Together, an organization that has provided support at a level surpassed...

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance Man?

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance man? One struggles to come up with a word that encapsulates Rabbi Dr. Professor Avraham Steinberg. A growing number of people today are...

Powerful emotions: Denverites volunteer in Israel

On the ground in Israel, Chaim Goldberg speaks with Denverites Rich Sokol, Rabbi Barry Gelman, Dr. Shevie Kassai, Dr. Mervyn Lifschitz about their experiences...

Releasing the emotional numbness of Oct. 7

Since Oct. 8, I have been emotionally numbed. Little did I imagine it would take a transatlantic trip to Colorado for the deep freeze of my emotions to thaw, at least...

Ten questions to ask about Israel and Hamas

Many people (myself included) have written some version of “10 facts to know about Israel/Hamas.”

Is Israel’s new and striking unity genuine?

Like most, I had never heard of Kibbutz Be’eri until this Sukkot. The only difference is I first heard of it on Oct. 3, a mere four days before the world heard about...

As school begins, thinking of Amir and Tali

The excitement is palpable. Scores of children are walking down the streets, new backpacks in tow, a bounce in their steps. It is September 1 — the long-awaited first...

Mainly, Yom Kippur is not about forgiveness

The goal of the High Holidays is not to apologize or to be granted forgiveness. The goal of the High Holiday season is to return to G-d, to return to our friends, family...

Secular and religious, side by side

Israel is in trouble. Constructive rhetoric has nearly vanished, the most extreme example being former prime minister — and convicted criminal — Ehud Olmert calling...