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Running for Cover

Rachel Ginsberg

What draws hundreds of women — whose black, head-to-toe cloaks seem to be popping up like mushrooms over the Jerusalem landscape — to embark on an extreme journey of super-modesty, reminiscent of the Muslim women of Afghanistan and North Africa? Some call it a cult. But these women say they’re simply reclaiming the ancient holy standards of history’s righteous women.

 

Book that Ticket to the Senate

Shimmy Blum

When Cory Booker won the Democratic special election primary last week, his ascension from Newark mayor to US senator drew one step closer. Mishpacha was there to take in the celebration festivities, and to gauge the wave that is backing the Torah-quoting Rhodes scholar all the way to Washington.

 

Got Your Papers?

Dovid Sussman

The Jewish People may be a single nation, but that doesn’t help us avoid dealing with bureaucratic issues that range from irritating to downright daunting when we move across borders. Here are some tips on how to make that process more user-friendly.

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What’s in a Name?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Why did Hashem have to count the Jewish People?
Savoring the Memories
Yonoson Rosenblum Understanding the Six Day War can wake us up
What’s at Steak
Eytan Kobre Controversies over conversion and kashrus
Substance and Style
Yisroel Besser Rabbi Wolpin‘s message packaged for a new generation
Crazed or Dazed?
Jacob L. Freedman “It’s too early to say ‘schizophrenia,’ but…”
How Can I Retain Customers?
Mishpacha Contributors Are e-mail blasts and mailings a waste of time?
Peace and Quiet
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman Despite the tension, Tzvi’s kids saw him keep the peace
Counting On You
Faigy Peritzman No soul is lost, no matter how distant
Keep Your Marriage Strong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your marriage and it will nurture you
Journey of a Lifetime
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz How our travels through the midbar reflect our lives
Dear Auntie
Words Unspoken You’re out of town, but close to my heart