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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”