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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



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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world