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Down But Not Out

Binyamin Rose, Washington DC

 

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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Winds of Fear
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The juxtaposition of Irma and Elul
Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod