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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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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