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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”