Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

An Ocean of Love: Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel ztz”l, Rosh Yeshivas Mir

Yisroel Besser

Until just a week ago, there lived a man whose being testified to the words of the Mishnah — The Torah gives him kingship. He proved that the Torah cloaks those who learn it with majesty, grace, and dignity. That a figure rendered helpless by physical limitations could exude strength and focus, power and limitless ability. The face of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Rosh Yeshivas Mir, was testimony that the Shechinah rests among Yisrael.

 

The Baker’s Tale

Richard Rabkin

They could have shut their eyes and minded their own business, as so many people did in 1940s Poland. But when a three-year-old Jewish boy landed on their doorstep, so to speak, the Bulik family — bakers by profession — opened their hearts and gave the child a home. Michael Bulik, proprietor of Canada’s Bulik Bakery, tells the tale.

 

Seven Billion and Counting

Shalom Yitzchaki

As the world welcomed the seven billionth baby to its ranks, celebrations were tempered by worries over the strain a population boom will have on the world’s already depleted resources. But that didn’t stop the cakes, the festivities, and the international cameras. What will the world look like when the eighth millionths baby makes his entrance?

 

Should America Be Run Like A Business?

Nehemia Horowitz

Barring the unforeseen, the economy will continue to be the dominant issue in the 2012 presidential election campaign. As such, the current frontrunners for the Republican nomination — Mitt Romney and Herman Cain — are both trumpeting their successful careers in business as qualification for the highest office in the land. But is there really a connection between the corner office of the corporate CEO and the oval office of the chief executive of the United States? Should America be run like a business?



MM217
 
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