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The Best Defense

Aryeh Ehrlich

According to the Biala Rebbe of Bnei Brak, we’re a worthy generation that engages in Torah and chesed like never before

 

My Brother's Keeper

Gila Arnold

For these four families of accomplished Jews, one brother brought another… and sometimes yet another, transforming teshuvah to a family affair

 

Biblical Proportions

Yonoson Rosenblum

Could Rabbi David Fohrman’s breezy style and animated videos elucidate the profoundest Torah concepts? With thousands of subscribers to Aleph Beta, the answer is obvious

 

Shaping Repentance from a Horn

C. S. Teitelbaum

What’s so special about Mr. Bengio’s shofros? Why are baalei tokeia scrupulous about purchasing only Mr. Bengio’s workmanship?

 

Book of Records

Rabbi Eliyahu Gut

Arnold Zweig and Hermann Struck, two Jewish officers in the German army during World War I, discovered an old-new world: the Jewish shtetl, unchanged for centuries

 

The Current: Year in Review 5777

Binyamin Rose

The major news stories of the past year

 

The Moment: Living Higher

The numbers tattooed onto his left arm — engravings of the murders at Auschwitz — were still there. Slowly, the Rav wrapped the holy straps around them

 

My Snapshot Moment

Mishpacha Contributors

What’s your singular snapshot moment of 5777, the encounter, experience, or epiphany that will always wield a lasting impact?

 

Sounding the Shofar in Auschwitz

As told to Toby Orlander Thaler by Mr. Yosef Herczl

Although Hungary was in an alliance with Germany and Italy, we were as Hungarian as our non-Jewish neighbors. Hungary would take good care of us

 

Lifelines: On the Books

C. Saphir

It’s one thing for a two-year-old to throw a temper tantrum, quite another for an 18-year-old to froth at the mouth that way

 

Cut ’n Paste: Comforting Nightmare

As told to Bryna Cohen

The next day I took my tefillin, which I’d had since my bar mitzvah almost 30 years earlier, to my sofer, Reb Shua Lichtenstein

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 12

Ruti Kepler

But something stopped him. A sense of isolation — that feeling that it makes no difference what you say, because no one will understand you anyway

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