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An Interview with Nissim Black IS RAP KOSHER THE JEWISH Vol. 2 Issue No. 39 December 2016 Should We Abolish THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE Im a Procrastinator HOW TO GET THINGS DONE A Project of Clear

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Contents 10 11 14 20 22 24 26 28 32 34 40 44 Editorial Mazel Tov Community Highlights The Observant Jew Halacha Choose to Shine Jewish World News Business Spotlight Business Strategy Do We

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EDITORIAL Dear Readers, Welcome to a new era in America. We witnessed politics at its finest over the past several months and an outcome most of us didnt expect. Although many are skeptical, because

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UPWARDS An Interview with NISSIM BLACK Rayle Rubenstein 44 Jewish Echo

Is Rap Kosher Thats the question Nissim Black gets asked these days as he demonstrates his impressive talents on that front on the frum stage clad in unmistakable Chasidic garb, no less. When hes not

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