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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek