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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.”
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.
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.
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.