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The House Our Father Built

Yisroel Besser

He was a famed philanthropist, a brilliant manager, a visionary builder, a man who literally changed the skylines of leading metropolises. But his children knew that Reb Moishe Reichmann never saw his fortune as his essence. His priorities were much more elevated, more eternal, than any skyscraper could be. In a series of rare conversations, the five Reichmann children share a picture of the father they knew.

 

Piecing Together the Broken Glass

Binyamin Rose, Berlin

There is no continent where anti-Semitism played, and continues to play, as strong a role in Jews’ daily lives as in Europe. On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Mishpacha’s news editor Binyamin Rose visited Berlin, where it all began. Despite encouraging growth and renewed commitment, eerie echoes of past hatred are all too audible on this blood-soaked continent. Is there a future for Jewish life in Europe?

 

Who Really Killed JFK?

Nehemiah Horowitz

Fifty years ago this week, John F. Kennedy was assassinated by lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald. Or was he? Since that fateful day, conspiracy theorists have pointed to any number of players who wanted the president dead. Fifty years later, are we any closer to the truth?



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you