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Playing to Win

Exclusive interview by Yisroel Besser, New York

Just three months ago, as the presidential primary season got underway, the burning question was whether Donald Trump could capitalize on his popularity in the polls and translate that into votes. Ten million votes and victories in 25 states later, the real estate mogul and television celebrity is on the verge of closing the biggest deal he has ever bargained for. An exclusive Mishpacha interview

 

Rest in Peace

Vered Stein

It began during the Yom Kippur War, when Reb Moshe Speigel was appointed by the military rabbinate to identify casualties who’d been injured beyond recognition. Ever since, he’s made caring for lonely niftarim — the beggars, indigents, and anonymous sufferers who have no one else in the world to tend to their final needs and no one to mourn them — a mission for life.

 

Your Shadchan’s Wish List

RC Steif

Looking at the numbers, it’s true what they say — that there really aren’t enough shadchanim to go around; but could it be that at the same time you’re unwittingly sabotaging your children’s options? In a discussion with four top-line shadchanim, these 21st-century matchmakers provide tips, insights, and advice to make the process smoother.

 

Tactless Warrior or Weathered Maverick?

Binyamin Rose

As Israel’s new defense minister, can Avigdor Lieberman tame himself while keeping Israel’s enemies at bay?



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?