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A New Desert Storm Looms

Binyamin Rose

The Camp David Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt may still officially be in force, but the peace treaty that Israel has banked on as the linchpin of its security is starting to look a shaky as a reed in the Red Sea following multiple terrorist attacks launched against Israel from Egyptian soil and Egypt’s recent military movements in the Sinai.

 

Torah Never Takes a Vacation

Aryeh Blum

Bein hazmanim has always provided an opportunity for gedolei Yisrael to escape to the mountains, enjoy solitude in nature, and renew their strength in calm, serene locales. We’ve all seen pictures of the gedolim of the previous generations strolling through the summer forests or sitting in the yard of their dacha surrounded by piles of seforim. What about the Torah leaders of today? Where do they go when they need to air out from the pressures of round-the-clock audiences and communal obligations?

 

Unlocking Plovdiv’s Jewish Past

Ari Greenspan

Although Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, was once home to a vibrant Sephardic kehillah, much of the city’s Jewish history has been forgotten. But cobweb-filled rooms and padlocked closets have never stopped a Mishpacha reporter before, and this time, as well, this Balkan gem revealed more than a few of its hidden treasures

 

Authors of Our Own Story: The Spiritual Journey of Yisroel Juskowitz

Margie Pensak

A spiritual odyssey that took him from his Baltimore yeshivah to a secular university campus and back again is the backdrop of Yisroel Juskowitz’s canvas. It’s a picture in the making, of a young man whose goal is to harness his talents — in painting, writing, and music — for inspiration. With the release of his first CD, A Narrow Bridge, Yisroel shares his story: what brought him back, what keeps him going, and how beautiful and inspiring the destination — and the journey — can be.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you