Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

The Journey of a Sefer Torah

Rochel Gross

The last mitzvah mentioned in the Torah is a very special mitzvah that not many Jews can fulfill. Why? One of the reasons is because it costs a lot of money. Writing a Sefer Torah can easily cost around $50,000! Why is it so expensive? Join me as we follow the long journey of creating a Sefer Torah.

 

On the Job: Yaakov and Malky Primak — Florists

Margie Pensak

Tucked away in Studio 102, on Randall Avenue, in Maryland, Baltimore, is a floral shop — Centerpieces & More. Its enthusiastic owners, husband and wife team, Yaakov and Malky Primak, love creating their unique, one-of-a-kind creations for any and all occasions. Join me as I speak to Mr. and Mrs. Primak in their shop, while enjoying the colorful array of flowers and the heavenly scent of Paradise.

 

Zeidy Zakon: A Visit to a Torah Center

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Well, everybody, where do you think we’re going this time? South, no north, let’s go west! I’ll tell you what, let’s meet in the middle. Where’s the middle, Zeidy ? What a question — the middle is in the center. We’re going to Bnei Brak located … In Eretz Yisrael’s center!



MM217
 
Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?