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A Path All His Own

Yisroel Besser and Aryeh Ehrlich

Rebbe Duvid Twersky of Rachmistrivka is an innovator who crafts his own rules, keeps to his own schedule, and navigates his own unique path to the Creator

 

Sometimes There Are No Words

Yisroel Besser

He couldn’t hear, but that didn’t stop him from the thing he wanted most — to learn Torah. Today Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kakon, rosh yeshivah of Nefesh Dovid in Toronto, is returning the gift

 

At My Father’s Table

Shimon Breitkopf and Shlomi Gil

Their fathers’ names are renowned throughout the Jewish world — as leaders, doers, public servants, and influencers. Six sons share a glimpse of life at their famous fathers’ tables

 

Diplomatic Dance at the UN

Omri Nahmias, New York City

A day spent with Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, reveals quiet work behind the scenes that nurtures the promise of a brighter tomorrow

 

Time to Shine the Light

Refoel Pride

For years, Rav Shlomo Bussu, grandson of the Baba Sali, was an anonymous kollel avreich… until pressured to forge the next link in his chain of tradition and meet a thirsting public

 

Flashes of Greatness

Eytan Kobre

Ed Bernstein was just another photographer until, at a chance photo session, he realized his true calling: to capture enduring images of gedolei Yisrael

 

Political Detective

Binyamin Rose, Washington D.C.

Mark Penn conducted his first poll as an elementary school student, yet over the next 50 years, leaders from all over the world bought into his pioneering polling techniques

 

Ambassador of Joy

Yonoson Rosenblum, Los Angeles

One Rosh Hashanah, Efryim Shore woke up a quadriplegic. Of course, there was the question of “why,” but he decided it was a new wakeup call to do good

 

With Every Breath

Barbara Bensoussan

In a world where “quality of life” is considered the measure for life’s value, Dr. Howard Lebowitz believes only halachah should determine the time to end treatment

 

When a Gadol Is the Guest

Rivka Junger

What happens when a gadol is a guest at your hotel or vacation spot? Hotel owners and vacation coordinators discuss the challenges and rewards

 

Model City

Libi Astaire

How would Jerusalem have looked to people visiting for Pesach many years ago? Four models of the Holy City give us a snapshot in wood and stone

 

In Our Political Times: A Mishpacha Symposium

Project Editor: Gershon Burstyn

Reexamining our allegiances, involvement, and expectations in a turbulent political landscape

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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you