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One Address

Menachem Pines

From Vilna, from Bnei Brak, from New Yorkand Prague— the letters found their way to one address, one figure with both the heart to empathize and the influence to help. Rav Eliezer Silver, legendary rav ofCincinnati and indefatigable activist, received a non-stop flood of correspondence from the Torah leaders of the era. Now the Kedem Auction House allows us a glimpse into the unusual archive that is a vivid record of the troubles, trials, and triumphs of the Jewish nation in a critical time.

 

… And Nothing Remains

Shimmy Blum

More Jews than ever are making the painful decision to have their remains cremated, instead of burial in a traditional Jewish fashion. Estranged from mitzvah observance, unfamiliar with the dignity accorded to a deceased Jew, they view cremation as the ecologically and economically sound choice. What do those Jews — distant from halachah and heritage — have to do with us? Why should we care, and what can we do? How can we assure that every Jew will depart from this earth in the most dignified po

 

Operation Solomon: Four Voices

Aharon Granevich-Granot

Not too many people are familiar with the story behind an old jumbo jet housed in the Air Force Museum located at Chatzerim. But just recently, Mishpacha brought together four people for whom the plane aroused strong memories — Rabbi Mazor Buhaina,Binyamin Noga, Shlomi Assras, and Lt. Col. Micky Katz. What connected them to each other and the plane was an event that took place in May 1991, the rescue of 14,000 Ethiopian Jews that became known as Operation Solomon.

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