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The Making of Our Laws

The US Capitol is a familiar landmark to people around the world. But do we know as much about the inside as we do about the outside? Let’s take a peek at what goes on there.

 

Mishpacha Junior Speaks to a Prison Chaplain

Rochel Burstyn

Rabbi Yehuda Spritzer of Chabad in Monroe Township, New Jersey, visits and encourages Jews behind bars. In this interview, we find out what out what his job entails.

 

Junior Trivia

Symee Gilman

Wacky Laws from Around the World There are all kinds of unusual laws on the books around the world. Some of them are rarely enforced and have hung around because they’re not bothering anyone: -In Arkansas, it’s strictly prohibited to mispronounce the name of the state. -A law in the EU states that bananas must be free from malformation or abnormal curvature, known locally as the “bendy banana law.”

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Declaring Bankruptcy
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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
Take 5: John Sculley
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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?”