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The Arms Race of the Century

Binyamin Rose

It’s is not surprising that culpability for the Stuxnet worm that disrupted computer operations in Iran’s nuclear facilities has landed at Israel’s doorstep. How likely is it that Israel fired this latest shot in the cyber-wars of the twenty-first century? Are there other possible culprits? And if it was Israel, did they do anything wrong? Is there a code of ethics for cyber-warfare?

 

Riches to Rags: Egypt's Last Exodus

Barbara Bensoussan

The hundreds of Jews who still remained in Egypt in June 1967 were rounded up, forced into prison camps, and subjected to years of torture and abuse. The Jews of Egypt, who just a generation earlier lived in wealth and opulence, suddenly found themselves penniless refugees. Their cataclysmic fall from grace left an entire generation scarred from the impact.

 

A Beard is Not a Kashrus Stamp

Riva Pomerantz

Yechiel Spira isn’t pounding the pavement of Jerusalem’s Machaneh Yehudah market to snag a good deal on tomatoes. With large groups in tow, he tirelessly advances his mission — to educate kosher consumers about what they’re actually eating.

 

Trade Talks

Aryeh Ehrlich and Yaakov Epstein

Few topics can set off verbal fireworks between chareidim and Israeli officials like expanding Orthodox involvement in the work force. But a Mishpacha-sponsored forum at the Bank of Israel led by the bank’s governor, Stanley Fischer, proved that difficult issues can be discussed and debated in a spirit of respect, cooperation, and a desire for mutual benefit.

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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 movemen
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?”