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Pressing Reset On The Recession: A Roundtable Discussion

Yisroel Besser

Among the frum community, the staggering numbers of unemployed householders have galvanized several parnassah initiatives. In a penetrating roundtable discussion, Mishpacha unites some of the leaders of these efforts. These men have dedicated their talents and time to helping their fellow Jews reclaim their livelihoods and their dignity. Their thought-provoking and incisive observations apply to all of us.

 

Basic Training

Yocheved Lavon

Are our children being rushed through crucial basic learning skills before being propelled into learning Chumash, Nach, and Talmud? Two passionate, groundbreaking educators believe a surprising number of children — and adults — are seeing Torah through a fog of confusion and illiteracy. Rabbi Dovid Abenson and his mentor, Rabbi Zvi Zobin, say it’s never too late to acquire the language and learning skills never mastered in school.

 

The Film Iran’s Leaders Do Not Want You To See Iranium: The Clock Is Ticking

Yonoson Rosenblum

Even before its official opening, Iranium, the most recent documentary on radical Islam produced by the Clarion Fund, was subject to official protests from the Iranian consulate in Toronto and mysterious threats. That may be only the beginning for a film certain to generate ongoing controversy.

 

The Simchah Must Go On

Azriela Jaffe

Chassan and kallah are all decked out in their finery, the hall is clean, set up, and ready for a lively wedding — but outside, snow is swirling around, rendering travel nearly impossible. As the East Coast of the United States experiences one of its worst winters ever, what’s happening with all those weddings scheduled months ago? A peek at some simchahs that had to contend with nature as one of the mechutanim.

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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family