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It’s Not What You Think

Machla Abramovitz

Today’s popular large group therapy seminars claim to help us heal from our egocentric thoughts and entrenched defenses that skew the way we relate to the people and situations around us. Is it just more new age mumbo jumbo infiltrating our communities, or should every spiritually conscious Torah Jew on a quest for emotional well-being and personal growth run to sign up?

 

Guest Tribute: Every Moment of Truth

Mishpacha Staff

Rav Hillel Zaks, the Chofetz Chaim’s grandson, was a gaon in both the revealed and concealed Torah, but he relentlessly devoted his life to helping his talmidim figure things out for themselves. For the many devastated disciples who considered him their “Abba” as he kept them focused on the path of emes, his passing last week on 22 Teves was the loss of Radin again.

 

A Family Affair

Barbara Bensoussan

What happens when the second generation enters Dad’s business?

 

Prime Number

Shlomi Gil

He completed the Technion when he was still a teenager, but put his PhD on hold so he could finish his semichah. Just 32 years old, Dr. Nathan Keller is a world-class rising star on the horizon of mathematical investigation and cryptology, whose code-cracking research upended the cellular industry and made automobile manufacturers overhaul security. How does he relate to his intellectual gifts? “Ultimately,” he says, “my home is in the beis medrash.”

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...