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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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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