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Clouds of Protection

Shimon Breitkopf

Rav Meir Tzvi Bergman is a soul from a different time, a world not of black and white, but of layers and colors and nuances

 

Back to the Motherland

Menachem Pines

The halls of the great yeshivos are silent today, but the concrete walls that absorbed so much Torah are still standing. A trip back to the former heartland of the yeshivah world

 

My Greatest Gift

Mishpacha Contributors

As we prepare to celebrate Shavuos, the giving of our nation’s greatest gift of all time, writers reflects on personal gifts that changed their lives

 

We’re All Igbo

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

We have been to many emerging Jewish-identifying communities around the globe, but we never imagined we’d find dozens of these “kehillos” in the remotest parts of Nigeria

 

Why Kings Are Still Relevant

Binyamin Rose

New Populism Reveals an Old Yearning for Monarchies

 

A Few Minutes With Attorney Idan Abuhav

Yisrael Feller

Secular Attorney Idan Abuhav Leads Fight to Keep Shops Closed on Shabbos

 

The Last Word: A Wish Come True

Eliezer Shulman

Young Emilee Amber of Modiin Arranges Meeting with President

 

Revelation Revealed: An Analysis of Prophetic Prerequisites

Yehuda Frank

At Har Sinai, all of Bnei Yisrael experienced prophecy. Yet Chazal enumerate the attributes a navi must possess, and it is unlikely all of Klal Yisrael exhibited those criteria. So how did they do it, then? Two approaches offered by Rishonim serve as a starting point for an exploration of this issue.

 

General Relativity and the Aron Hakodesh: The Relationship between Torah and Science

Rabbi Eli Katz

The dimensions of space and time appeared to have little sway within the confines of the Mishkan and the Beis Hamikdash. This seeming violation of the laws of physics can be explained by Einstein’s laws of relativity, in the light of a careful reading of the Zohar

 

Reacting to Verbal Abuse: Response in Kind or Kind Response?

Rabbi Moshe Hubner

In addition to the Torah prohibition against verbal abuse of one’s fellow Jews, there are specific commandments prohibiting verbal mistreatment of a convert. An exploration of the parameters of these halachos.

 

Vagueness Vanquished

Rabbi Peretz Segal

Many talented students have plied the seas of Talmud, on journeys lasting months or years, before realizing that the shorelines of clarity were nowhere in sight. One teacher of Talmud found a means of navigation that focuses on the Gemara’s technique, rather than its content — and that has made a world of difference.

 

On Site: Fit for a King

Riki Goldstein

From a goblet to a grouse, London’s underground vaults are the gold standard on a silver platter

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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”