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Burdened By The Times?

by Lawrence Reisman I must confess that I read The New York Times regularly. Outside of the Middle East, I find the coverage to be fairly complete, in line with my biases, and even...

Two For Elul

Two poetic images from Cross-Currents’ resident poet, Rabbi Yossi Huttler Yemei Ratzon(Elul) – Tefilin, Mezuzos, Neshomos Casings and bodies opened up S/scribe scrutinizing sacred letters within for imperfections and omissions judging the living parchment...

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A New Look at Tehillim 144

Contributed by Doron Beckerman לְדָוִד בָּרוּךְ ה’ צוּרִי הַמְלַמֵּד יָדַי לַקְרָב אֶצְבְּעוֹתַי לַמִּלְחָמָה: (1) To David. Blessed is Hashem, my Rock, Who trains my hand for battle, my fingers for war. [Every victory I...

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Victory is OURS!

The Nation of Israel and Operation Protective Edge Uri Shachter – Deputy Brigade Commander Nachal (Res.) After almost a month of fighting in the Gaza Strip, with all the reactions, I find it important...

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What Max Did For Us

by Asher Brander As of last Friday, no soldiers had fallen. Now we have 32 korbanos. Hashem Yerachem In a trip that started out for us with chasunos, we and the whole country are...

A New Look at Tehillim 140

Contributed by Doron Beckerman Psalm 140 May Have Never Been More Apt למנצח מזמור לדוד: (1) To the conductor. A song of David. חלצני ה’ מאדם רע מאיש חמסים תנצרני: (2) Extricate me, O...

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