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Pesach, Matzah, Maror

Three black-inked words on a wine-stained page. Pesach — the wrenching sacrifices of history, The exultant joy of tradition. Matzah — crumbs of poverty, bread of freedom. Maror — the crucible of heartbreak, the transcendence of tears. 8 modern-day chronicles of three eternal words.

 

Golden Hearts in the City of Gold

Leah Gebber

As her stories circle and spiral and weave a web of history and destiny, there is one constant — the fundamental value to which Rebbetzin Avigayil Ravitz and her husband, Rav Avraham Ravitz ztz”l, dedicated their lives: making a kiddush Hashem.

 

Power Switch

Michal Eisikowitz

They may spend much of their day in corporate boardrooms or hectic emergency rooms, but when frum women who are leaders in their fields get home to the kitchen, they switch their focus and their demeanor. How do they pull it off?

 

Far from Home

Mishpacha Staff

As the miles slip by, so do the scents and sights of home. Separated from their homelands by churning oceans and alien tongues, four women use faith, determination, and humor to navigate the contours of a new life, a new world. Here are their stories.



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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