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Read the Fine Print

C.B. Gavant

In the past, you’ve read about the dedicated team of writers, editors, proofreaders, graphics artists, and illustrators who work hard to create a fun-filled issue for all you readers. But, how does the magazine get from the computers in the Mishpacha office to your home? In honor of Jr.’s 500th issue, let’s take a tour of Quad/Graphics, one of the companies responsible for turning a computer file into the printed, glossy magazine you’re holding in your hands — times 20,000!

 

Best News of All

Ruchama Schnaidman

Something about February makes me feel like I live in Antarctica. No matter how cold it gets, the next day feels colder. And longer. And more boring.

 

Jolly Solly

R. Atkins

Fishel and Faivish were delighted with their new printing set. They’d won it as a prize at Jolly Solly’s Rosh Chodesh Adar carnival. They’d already used it to turn out all sorts of letters and leaflets. Now Fishel had thought of another idea: they would create their own invitations. There was some thick, creamy card stock in the set that would be perfect.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek