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The War of Judgment

Mishpacha Contributors

Forty years ago, Israel’s enemies rose up and attacked the Jewish People on their holiest day. It was indeed a day of fear and trembling.

 

Lulavs Lulavs, Everywhere

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

Today, buying a set of arba minim is easy, but there was a time when lulavim in particular were so rare that they were passed from generation to generation. What changed all that?

 

In Search of the Perfect Esrog

Rabbi Avrohom Reit

When the Chazon Ish arrived in Eretz Yisrael in 1935, it was nearly impossible for an average Jew to buy a non-grafted esrog. The Chazon Ish set about to change all that by rediscovering the non-grafted, native varieties and present a pure, kosher esrog to the Jewish public.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”