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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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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