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Inside the Cruz Campaign

Binyamin Rose

After a quick start, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas got mired in the midsummer blues, dropping back in the polls. In the last month, though, polls now show the combative first-term senator beating Donald Trump in February’s Iowa caucus, the season’s first state to vote. How did Cruz make his leap to the head of the pack? And what’s his strategy to stay there? Nick Muzin, a top Cruz strategist and an Orthodox Jew, shares with Mishpacha the plan to bring Cruz all the way to the White House.

 

Bring Him Home

Tzippy Yarom

Hadar Goldin was ambushed and killed during Operation Protective Edge, one of 67 soldiers killed in the last Gaza conflict. Eighteen months later, the terror group still holds his remains while trucks supply Gaza with food, oil, and concrete. His family wonders why the Israeli government isn’t calling in the one bargaining chip that could bring their boy home.

 

The Only Thing I Want

Aryeh Ehrlich

Last week, seven seats sat vacant. Seven rabbinic chairs gracing the eastern walls of shuls, yeshivos, and kollelim sat empty, their owners confined to low shivah chairs in a Jerusalem apartment. Across the globe, shiurim were cancelled; those scheduled to deliver them were forbidden from their holy pursuits. Seven princes, seven outstanding talmidei chachamim, leaders of kehillos and yeshivos, sat speaking in hushed voices. Paying tribute to their father, Rav Moshe Weiss.



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told