Table of Contents

   Fall 5762/2001  Vol. 62,  No. 1

FEATURES

Dimensions of Torment: A Young Man’s Story of Surviving Depression Nathaniel Helfgot

Are We Still a Holy Nation? A Symposium

Shattering the Idols: The Struggle for Holiness in a Secular Age  Jonathan Sacks

Too Distracted: Understanding the Lack of Kedushah in Our Lives  Lawrence Kelemen

A Modest Proposal: How Tzniut Liberates and Enriches  Chana Sosevsky

An All-Embracing Kedushah  Mayer Schiller

Judaism and Contemporary Spirituality  Moshe Meiselman

 

Tips to Ensure an Easier Fast  Ira Milner

Shaar Hashamayim.com: A Story for the Days of Awe  Yaakov Luban

Musings of a Mom in Middle School  Elisheva Schlam

ISRAEL

The Modern Revival of Techelet  Peter Abelow

“The Situation”  Avigdor Bonchek

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE  Spearheading Support  Harvey Blitz

BYTES & PC’S  Where Do You Not Want to Go?  Yitzchok Adlerstein

                             Mum’s No Longer the Word

JEWISH LIVING  You Are What How (ED, PLEASE MAKE CROSS OUT WHAT AND PUT HOW ON TOP) You Eat  Abraham J. Twerski

LEGAL-EASE  What’s the Truth About DucheningAri Z. Zivotofsky

NEW TO OU  Sweet Things for a Sweet New Year  (ED: Put in the OU Symbol)

THE CHEF’S TABLE  A Taste of Rosh Hashanah  Gil Marks

BOOKS

Rabbi Dr. Jacob Hoffman: A Man and His Era by Yaakov Zur

Reviewed by Simcha Krauss

Before Hashem You Shall Be Purified: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Days of Awe by Arnold Lustiger

Reviewed by Shlomo Pick

A Sunny Slice of Life by Malka Adler

Reviewed by Chana Greenblatt

JUST BETWEEN US  Beginning the Healing Process  Benzion Sorotzkin

About the Cover

Entitled “Messiah Coming (unfinished),” this stirring painting by master artist Siegmund Forst depicts the Messiah arriving on a donkey. The Messiah is covering his face because it pains him to see a world that is so antithetical to Jewish values. (Note the various symbols of adversity, representing contemporary culture, in the background of the painting). This motif, that of the isolated Jew surrounded by hostile forces, recurs throughout Forst’s art. This unfinished painting beautifully illustrates the theme of our symposium: the struggle to maintain kedushah in a secular age.

 

Born in Vienna, Forst began painting in his youth. “Since I was a child, I could not stand an empty space–not a paper, not a wall,” he once recalled. Forst, who is presently 97-years old, stopped drawing four years ago due to poor eyesight.

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