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He Never Says No: Kurt Rothschild Is Still the Consummate Giver

Yonoson Rosenblum

Although he claims he can’t take on any new projects as he is already approaching ninety, Kurt Rothschild, chairman of World Mizrachi, never refuses a plea for assistance. After a lifetime of indefatigable accomplishment, in evaluating his role in countless projects in Toronto, Israel, and around the world, the most he offers is, “I am active.”

 

Be Careful What You Write

Shimmy Blum

Slowly but surely, keyboard strokes are supplanting traditional verbal communication. The significance that e-mail and other computer correspondence carry in our business, social, family, and religious lives is enormous. Mishpacha explores how one slip of the keyboard can be as damaging as a slip of the tongue — if not more so.

 

A Thousand Matzos A Minute

Barbara Bensoussan

The Manischewitz company, which we Americans all grew up associating with Yiddish-speaking bubbys and matzoh-ball soup, is now owned by a couple of guys from Casablanca who are more likely to be eating fava bean soup and matbuchah at their Yom Tov meals. But they are still king of the machine matzos, so some things never change.

 

Savta’s Back From The War Zone

Aharon Granevich-Granot

She would stop at nothing to retrieve the ancient Torah scrolls left behind decades ago in the Kurdish village, but would she succeed in her mission? Sarah Hatan, a feisty grandmother many times over, snuck herself across the Iraqi border to confront the qadi who refused to give up the holy parchment — claiming it protected him from Saddam’s wrath.

 
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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...