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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek