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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
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