Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Shabbos at All Costs

Binyamin Rose and Rachel Ginsberg

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau has been battling to reshape the character of the the city he has called home for the past 56 years. But what will Shabbos in Tel Aviv of the future look like, as city officials turn a blind eye to the public desecration of the holy day? Will businesses be forced to compete on Shabbos too — or else suffer the dire financial consequences?

 

One Move Ahead

Baila Rosenbaum

Housing costs in established Jewish neighborhoods are pricing young, frum families out of the market, while opportunities to come in on the ground floor of new communities are beckoning. Many young families are taking the bait and opting to move “out.” But is all the idealistic talk about building a new kehillah really for everyone — and what’s the trade-off if you’re a hopelessly “big city” person?

 

Twins Apart

Tzippy Yarom

Jack Yufe and Oskar Stohr were born identical twins, yet one brother was raised as a Jew, the other a member of Hitler Youth. Years later they finally met and became one of the world’s most famous pair of researched twins — separated in infancy and raised in diametrically opposed environments, yet possessing uncanny similarities in both mood and manner.



MM217
 
Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without