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Are you a soft target?

Machla Abramovitz

Trained ISIS cells sprouting up all over Europe have forced Jewish institutions on the Continent to become exceedingly vigilant. But there is no lack of lone-wolf extremists on the prowl on US soil, begging the question: How safe are American mosdos? That’s what administrators are asking as they scramble to secure a piece of the Homeland Security budget grant for nonprofits

 

Making Their Case

Binyamin Rose, Washington, D.C.

Who is the best candidate for Israel? That’s hard to say, given all the empty promises delivered on the campaign trail. But it was heartening to see all the major candidates express their love of Israel before thousands of Aipac attendees. How did they rate? Mishpacha reports from the press gallery.

 

The Rebbes Secret Weapon

Aryeh Ehrlich

An upscale Israeli town has become home for the Clevelander Rebbe, who eschews honor and recognition and wants nothing more than to bring his Jewish brothers and sisters closer to the light of the Torah. When the Rebbe’s holy Seudah Shlishis proved stronger than a terrorist’s knife, he revealed how opening hearts is the best protection of all

 

Straight Shooter

Baila Rosenbaum

Israel Levitt dodged bullets during World War II, put himself through Columbia University, served gedolim at his pharmacy on the Lower East Side of New York, taught himself to read Hebrew, and supported the budding of an important yeshivah. The centenarian shares his life story and his advice for a younger generation



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance