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With Fire and Song

Refoel Pride

How can a shiur compete with the gadgets and thrills of secular society? How can a yeshivah build mentschen in a me-first world? Rav Shmuel Brazil, the renowned composer who is also rosh yeshivah of Zeev HaTorah in Jerusalem, shares a few of the chinuch secrets that he learned from his own rebbi, Rav Shlomo Freifeld ztz”l.

 

A Triumph and a Promise

David Damen & Mishpacha Staff

For the thousands of Belzer chassidim who joined in celebrating their rebbe’s simchah, it was more than just a wedding of a first grandson. It was a chazakah, an oath and an assurance that a dynasty nearly wiped out will continue to thrive and be transformed into an empire of Torah and chesed.

 

Remote-Control Killers

Aharon Granot

The IDF’s use of drones for surveillance and intelligence — and, according to foreign reports, for targeted killings — has created new rules in this war-torn region, as seen in president Obama's recent disclosure that four US citizens (and radical Muslims) were killed in targeted strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. One day, war might be waged by remote control, but while a bomb can be detonated by a radio signal, those on the receiving end of the blast still pay with their lives.

 

Kosher In Cow Town

Libi Astaire

During the first half of the 20th century,Kansas Citywas second only toChicagoas the meat-packing capital of theUnited States. Yet the kosher meat industry was fraught with intrigue and controversy, racketeering and Mob activity. Even Rav Moshe Feinstein got involved, with a scathing response to a less-than-kosher operation.



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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”
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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!”
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz