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No Grounds for Burial

Tzippy Yarom and Rachel Ginsberg

In a country where real estate is premium, Israeli cemeteries are running out of room. Traditional in-ground interment is what people naturally envision when they imagine eternal rest in the Holy Land, but they might be shocked to learn that stacked, vertical burial in above-ground structures is how the country is alleviating the subterranean housing crisis.

 

Iranian Roulette

Binyamin Rose

Iran’s nuclear development program didn’t begin in Vienna, and it won’t end with the negotiations in Vienna. There is a long road ahead, diplomatically, politically, and perhaps operationally before the last word will be heard, or the first shots fired.

 

Haifa’s Rebbe of Unity and Peace

Yossi Elituv and Mishpacha Staff

He was a child in the court of his illustrious grandfather, the Ahavas Yisrael of Vizhnitz, but stayed on the sidelines during the leadership of his father, the Mekor Baruch. Yet when he was appointed Rebbe of Seret-Vizhnitz 51 years ago, he vowed to keep Yiddishkeit alive in “Red Haifa” at any cost. Several years ago Rav Eliezer Hager ztz”l granted an exclusive interview to Mishpacha, sharing his convictions about a country in trouble and the remedy for healing.

 

The FBI’s Eye on New York

Sarah Buzaglo

A groundbreaking event acquaints the FBI’s man in New York with the Orthodox community's top volunteers and initiatives.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”