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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you