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Mad at the Hatters

Ezriel Yudkowsky, with reporting by Yisroel Besser and Rachel Bachrach

Decades ago, when the frum community embraced Borsalino as its hatter of choice, it seemed like a shidduch made in heaven. But with rising prices and grumbling discontent, will a Borsalino boycott keep that black hat from putting you in the red?

 

High Alert: Exclusive interview with Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon

Yisrael Joskowitz and Eliezer Shulman

While Israelis mourn the two IDF soldiers killed last week in the Golan Heights and speculate on the targeted killings of Iranian and Hezbollah operatives who were planning to infiltrate Israel’s side of the border, there’s an underlying question in the air: Is war brewing on the northern front? In an interview with Mishpacha, Defense Minister Moshe (“Boogie”) Yaalon says “not now,” but assures that the army is prepared for every eventuality.

 

Lights Out in Kolkata

Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky

At first sight, Kolkata is a throbbing cacophony of throngs of people, peddlers, grime, motorcycles carrying entire families, rumbling buses, and hand-drawn rickshaws all zooming in different directions. But tucked behind the noisy streets is the lonely remnant of another world, where prayers — not horns — would echo through the sanctuary.

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak Why did Hashem have to count the Jewish People?
Savoring the Memories
Yonoson Rosenblum Understanding the Six Day War can wake us up
What’s at Steak
Eytan Kobre Controversies over conversion and kashrus
Substance and Style
Yisroel Besser Rabbi Wolpin‘s message packaged for a new generation
Crazed or Dazed?
Jacob L. Freedman “It’s too early to say ‘schizophrenia,’ but…”
How Can I Retain Customers?
Mishpacha Contributors Are e-mail blasts and mailings a waste of time?
Peace and Quiet
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman Despite the tension, Tzvi’s kids saw him keep the peace
Counting On You
Faigy Peritzman No soul is lost, no matter how distant
Keep Your Marriage Strong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your marriage and it will nurture you
Journey of a Lifetime
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz How our travels through the midbar reflect our lives
Dear Auntie
Words Unspoken You’re out of town, but close to my heart