Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Kosher, Kosher, Everywhere

Faygie Holt

They could be mom and pop, big box, mini-chain, online. In big cities, middle-sized communities, and in the middle of nowhere. Today, you can find kosher food in just about any place — and in more and more variety.

 

The Missing Link?

Eytan Kobre

Just as the Jewish nation ushered in its new year, New York City’s Board of Health repealed a requirement that parents must sign a controversial consent form for metzitzah b’peh to be performed at their son’s bris. The Board’s action capped off years of efforts by both the medical and religious community to show a scientific correlation between the practice and a potentially fatal virus. Was a connection ever discovered?

 

Thieves in the Night

Aharon Granot

Under the radar, far from negotiating tables and peace conferences, the real struggle over Eretz Yisrael is taking place after dark on farms and ranches that have become a pilfering trespasser’s dream — where livestock thieves cut fences, haul off cattle, and leave ranchers vulnerable and defeated. Now a team of volunteer night guards is changing the balance of power.



MM217
 
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