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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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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