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Deceptive Calm on the Northern Front

Binyamin Rose

While Israel is bracing for a third battle with Hezbollah a decade after the Second Lebanon War, is the country any better prepared this time around?

 

New Answers, Old Questions

Binyamin Rose, Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s new chief rabbi, Rav Arie Folger, challenged by anti-Orthodox forces and gender-equality petitioners, encourages his challengers to embrace responsibilities rather than harping on rights

 

Healer of a Broken People

Menachem Pines

On Rav Zalman Sorotzkin zt”l’s 50th yahrtzeit, Mishpacha opens a treasure trove of personal writings shedding light on what propelled him beyond most men’s limitations

 

Obama’s Weakness Is the Donald’s Trump Card

Binyamin Rose

With four full months to Election Day, it’s too early to call the race, especially between two highly competitive people who will run cutthroat campaigns

 

Israeli Shochtim Cry Foul

Hadas Afik

Are Israel’s shochtim working under dangerous conditions?

 

Making It

Chaia Frishman

In a monthly series, Mishpacha speaks to real people in our communities who are struggling — and succeeding — to “make it.” Learn their strategies, secrets, fears, and dreams as they share the wealth of their hard-earned experience

 

Lifelines: With Every Stitch

C. Saphir

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was just three years old when my Bubby’s friend asked me the question. “A doctor,” I promptly replied. “You mean a nurse,” Bubby corrected me.

 

Summer Job: Chapter 12

Dov Haller

As Aviva sat down on the floor, trying to comfort her daughter, she could feel Dovi sitting there in silent judgment. Is this how mornings always are? How hard can it be to control a few little children until 8:20? Do you need me to step in?



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”