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Enduring Link

Eliezer Shulman

Rav Yochanan Sofer of Erloi, scion of the Chasam Sofer and indefatigable Holocaust survivor, somehow found towering strength to rebuild a broken generation after the devastation of the war years. From nurturing a struggling Hungarian yeshivah to leading a flowering court, a single linchpin connected every action he took: the burning drive to perpetuate his ancestors’ teachings in a new world.

 

Exclusive to Mishpacha: I Never Lost Hope

Binyamin Rose

He spent five years in a Cuban military prison for a crime he never committed, as his wife rallied the public and press to ramp up pressure on a government that seemed apathetic to his plight. A year after the prisoner swap that secured his freedom, Alan Gross and his wife Judy return to that dark time, in a conversation punctuated by drama, wit, vulnerability, and triumph.

 

Single Files

Barbara Bensoussan

Trying to apply some hard facts to the so-called “shidduch crisis,” one researcher proposed a scientific study of frum singles’ dating patterns and attitudes. The resulting data from almost 800 singles — men and women, yeshivish and modern — serve as a rich mine of facts about frum dating and the world of shidduchim today.



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Blame It on Amnesia
Rabbi Moshe Grylak He has no past, and therefore no future
Jogging the Memory
Yonoson Rosenblum Summoning up the past is not always so easy
Endless Summer
Eytan Kobre Time is the implacable foe of us all
Three Orphans and Two Afikomens
Dr. Meir Wikler Here is how children spell the word “love”: t-i-m-e
All for a Good Cause: The Conversation Continues
Mishpacha Contributors Readers weigh in on “All for a Good Cause”
No Question Too Small, No Problem Too Big
Eliezer Shulman In tribute to Rav Sraya Deblitzky ztz”l
Under the Chuppah
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Of course, I never mentioned my dream to anyone
It's Not My Wife
Jacob L. Freedman Anxiety was present in the room, but not in the patient
One Day, the Nations Will Know
Riki Goldstein The Skulener Rebbe’s message was hidden in the song
Far-Reaching Consequences
Faigy Peritzman The impression each action makes is never erased
Frustration Tolerance
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Keep calm when dealing with someone who can’t
Mistakes and Mysteries
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Tears are the avodah of Tishah B’Av
The Detective: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer I thought he was misbehaving; he was suffering
Dear Neighbor
Anonymous Stop to ask yourself if they’re heartless or heartbroken