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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without