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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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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land