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A Mechanech, Community Builder, and Ambassador

Binyamin Rose

If Rav Yitzchok Shlomo Zilberman were alive today, he would certainly shep much nachas from seeing the fulfillment of his life’s work, as his methods of learning spread to talmidei Torah and chadarim around the world. On the occasion of his 10th yahrtzeit, Mishpacha discussed his life and his life’s work with his bechor, Rav Yom Tov, and a host of others engaged in imparting his Torah and mesorah to the next generation.

 

Have Knife, Will Travel: A Shechitah Trip to East Africa

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

As our resident wandering Jews, Ari and Ari, recently entered the El Al lounge at Ben Gurion Airport, two Mishpacha readers spotted them: “So, are you guys going on another halachic adventure?” they asked. And, indeed, that’s exactly where the two Aris were headed. But even they weren’t quite prepared for what they’d find on this latest excursion into the wilds of Africa.

 

Digging In For The Long Haul

Avi Friedman

Scientists say a major earthquake could strike Israel in the next forty years, and security experts warn that a major Middle East war would hit Israel harder than ever before. But local health officials say no country on earth is better prepared to deal with a mass casualty disaster quickly and effectively and that Israel’s hospitals will continue dispensing uninterrupted medical services, from state-of-the-art underground locations that necessity has forced Israel to perfect.

 

How Far Is Lizhensk From Oceanside?

Gavriel Horan

The Baal Shem Tov wrote that the Mashiach would come when his teachings spread out to the four corners of the earth. Once far from Yiddishkeit himself, Rabbi Tal Moshe Zwecker is now helping to fulfill the Baal Shem Tov’s vision by opening the world of Chassidus to the English-speaking public. With his translation of the sefer Noam Elimelech, he has brought the tzaddik Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk — whose yahrtzeit is on 21 Adar — into the lives of his readers … and himself.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”