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Reb Meilech’s Secret

Yisroel Besser

Rav Meilech Biderman has no formal beis medrash, yeshivah, mosdos or website, yet he dances through life, taking thousands along on his journey to the Heavens with both feet on the ground


Family Assets

Riki Goldstein

Seven men describe the ways they’ve gained and grown thanks to their famous fathers-in-law


Friends in High Places

Eliezer Shulman

Rabbi Yitzchak Schapira, son of MK Rabbi Avraham Schapira a”h, has his own way of changing the world, from extensive charitable activities to receiving a royal title


Writer with a Cause

Yonoson Rosenblum

Melanie Phillips’s recently published memoir is also a chronicle, however, of how Judaism and Jewish peoplehood became central to her own life


Secret Keepers

Yisroel Besser

Connecting patients and clinicians, the Relief organization has made seeking help for mental health normal. Behind that revolution stand two men who believed the community could do better


The Current, Special Edition: The Future Is Now

Binyamin Rose

Put three seasoned analysts of the Israeli political scene in the same room and get them to talk shop — there’s no telling where the spirited discussion will lead


Taking It to the Streets

Barbara Bensoussan

Arranger and conductor Avremi G has been turning Jewish songs into sheet music for almost two decades. Now he’s going public with his joyous, high-spirited, spontaneous “niggun riots”


High Holidays

Aryeh Ehrlich

No matter the surroundings, holy values and principles remain unchanged; and even when they’re on vacation, the leaders of Am Yisrael are never really off duty


Down Memory Lane in Sao Paulo

Rabbi Moshe Grylak

Half a century after he and his wife served as Torah teachers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rabbi Moshe Grylak returned. He found a changed community — and memories at every juncture


Authentic Jerusalem

Gila Arnold

For former actor and tour guide Yoel Freiman, Jerusalem isn’t just history — it’s where his family, back ten generations, called home — and where his own spark was reignited


If Walls Could Speak

Mishpacha Staff; Project Coordinator, Faigy Hutner

Great men leave imprints wherever they go. A look inside the rooms of gedolim past and present, and the silent objects that say so much


On Site: Handles with Care

Dovid Sussman

Few professions connect to the essence of the Jewish People like this family enterprise manufacturing atzei chayim and other accessories for Torah scrolls

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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