Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Guiding Light

Bassi Gruen

What’s the secret formula tapped by Bais Yaakov of Passaic to create students with a strong inner compass? Veteran menaheles Rebbetzin Baila Stern – armed with the values of her parents and esteemed husband, rosh yeshivah Rav Meir Stern —explains how she’s fused European influence, classic Bais Yaakov education, and her precious years in Eretz Yisrael to create a chinuch pathway that illuminates hundreds of lives.

 

Showdown: 9 True Stories of Conflict and Courage

An elderly Kohein Gadol faces the world conqueror Greek culture vs. Jewish values A mother and her seven pure sons refuse to bow before the evil king A mother’s love vs. the reason for living A tiny band of Jews engage the powerful Greek army Might vs. faith

 

Flesh, Blood, & Dollar Bills

Barbara Bensoussan

It’s hard enough when your close friend or next-door neighbor is wealthy and you’re struggling. But what happens when the person rolling in the dough is your sibling?



MM217
 
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