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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”