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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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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”
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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!”
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz