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On the Other Side of the Fence

Yisroel Besser

It’s easy to pity divorced mothers, often considered the victims of abusive or unsustainable marriages. But where do the fathers — shunted aside, separated from their children, living in substandard apartments, choked by child support and alimony — fit in? In a family-focused society, where parents and children are expected to interact in keeping with scripted mores, divorced fathers say it’s rare to find someone who will listen and validate their loneliness.

 

Media on Media

Binyamin Rose

What secrets of the profession are revealed when hundreds of journalists in the passionate Middle East unite for three days of discussion and debate?

 

It Runs in the Family

Aharon Rubin

A mystical remedy handed down from father to son and from rebbi to talmid could be found in the tiny living room on Rechov Elkanah in Jerusalem, as the youngest son of Rav Aryeh Levin was privy to the cure sought by both simple Jews and great Torah scholars. A month after the passing of Rav Simcha Shlomo Levin, his family reveals what they know of the ancient traditions and how he mastered them.

 

Welcome Back, Alan

Binyamin Rose

Three weeks ago, Mishpacha’s cover story was headlined with the question: “Why Is Alan Gross Still in Jail?” After a dramatic Chanukah prisoner swap that sprung Gross to freedom, the new burning question is: Will Gross’s release and a promise of improved US-Cuba relations, result in more freedoms for the Cuban people?



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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through