Holy Criminals Mishpacha StaffWhile stipends and budget cuts have been a steady undertone in the political discourse ever since the new government took power, those terms were conspicuously absent in Sunday’s “million-man” prayer rally. Instead, hundreds of thousands joined together in one powerful chorus. What one motive held it all together?
Eytan Kobre | Tuesday, March 04, 2014
How is it that the busiest people seem to be the ones to accomplish so much extra good? Every community has them — they’re the go-to people when there’s a crisis, the ones who look around, perceive a need, then fill it with out-of-the-box solutions.
Here are some of those unsung heroes.
At the Rogatchover’s Knee
Aharon Rubin | Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Rav Yehudah Tzivyon has enjoyed close connections with many great Torah scholars — his son Rav Yehoshua is married to Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s daughter — but there was nothing like growing up in the shadow of the Rogatchover Gaon.
Reb Yehudah takes us back to his childhood in Dvinsk and to his memories of the gadol who frightened the world with his wit while affectionately letting “Yudaleh” tag along.
500 and counting...
By Mishpacha Staff | Tuesday, March 04, 2014
You’re holding the 500th edition of Mishpacha! For 500 consecutive issues, week after week, Shabbos after Shabbos, Mishpacha has been there — an integral part of the Shabbos experience and a vibrant mirror of our community’s priorities, personalities, and conversations. In honor of this milestone, we asked our writers to riff on the phrase “week after week” — in 500 words or less. What images and memories does the term bring to your mind?
Dying to Smoke
Z.S. Deller Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Why does he keep smoking when he knows how dangerous cigarettes are?
How can you help a husband or son escape the dangerous smoke rings encircling him?
Turning Tides: Always a Daughter
As told to Leah Gebber Tuesday, March 04, 2014
When Mom was 17, she hitchhiked across America, ending up in Hollywood, outside a film studio at the precise moment when they needed an extra. She was whisked into costume, made up, and shoved on-set. I think it was a restaurant scene. She sat in the bright lights, eating cold spaghetti.
From that moment, she was sure some celestial force had guided her to be in just the right place at the right time, and that a dazzling career awaited her. It didn’t.
Best News of All
Ruchama Schnaidman Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Something about February makes me feel like I live in Antarctica. No matter how cold it gets, the next day feels colder. And longer. And more boring.
R. Atkins Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Fishel and Faivish were delighted with their new printing set. They’d won it as a prize at Jolly Solly’s Rosh Chodesh Adar carnival. They’d already used it to turn out all sorts of letters and leaflets. Now Fishel had thought of another idea: they would create their own invitations. There was some thick, creamy card stock in the set that would be perfect.
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