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Sparks in a Frozen Graveyard

Eytan Kobre

Today there’s nothing unusual about getting on a plane and traveling to holy sites for personal salvations, but this group of venerated rabbanim and roshei yeshivah was different. They were humble shluchim, representing the thousands of Torah learners who are about to complete a seven-year cycle of daily connection to the Chofetz Chaim.

 

A Few Good Men

Maayan David and Mishpacha Staff

For six decades, Israel has prided itself on its “people’s army,” but in spite of a mandatory draft, only half the country’s young men are conscripted. And while the IDF wants to recruit top personnel, many of those noncombat jobniks are an excess and financial burden. Is phasing out the draft and moving toward a professional army the best way forward?

 

Capturing the Moment

Barbara Bensoussan

He found his calling by chance, but today nothing is as natural as preserving life's most important events with a click.



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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land