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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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