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Your Personal Weapon of Mass Destruction

Malkie Schulman

The baby’s screaming in the backseat, there are too many kids for seatbelts in the carpool, your cell phone is ringing, and you’re about to miss Minchah. Has your car turned into a killer on the road?

 

Diplomatic Missions

Binyamin Rose

Diplomacy is more than just saying the right thing at the right time, or refraining from saying the wrong thing at any time. It is an art, whose brushstrokes include establishing relationships, negotiating, persuading, and also resolving conflicting interests, not the least of which is how to reconcile one’s own personal and family needs with a life on the road. Four seasoned members of Israel’s diplomatic corps tell the story of how they cope.

 

Open pages on a Closed Book

Yair Wasserman & Shimon Breitkopf

For decades, Rav Ovadiah meticulously documented even the most seemingly mundane events of his day, alongside the bigger political and theological questions that chased and surrounded him. From political earthquakes to the minutiae of life, the until-now secret diaries provide a fascinating look into the challenges of the illui-turned-leader of Sephardic Jewry. While most of these diaries will never be revealed, Mishpacha was given a rare opportunity to examine some of those fraying pages.



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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”
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!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
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 The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without