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Waves of Fury and Fear

Mishpacha Staff

As October came to a close, the frenetic pre-election activity slowed, then halted, asAmerica’s entire Eastern Coastheld its collective breath – watching and waiting for a furious storm to hit.

 

The Right Place at the Right Time

Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky

The trip was supposed to be short and sweet: Shabbos in Sofiafollowed by a bris inBelgrade. But things became complicated practically the minute Ari and Ari arrived.

 

When Zeidy Was Gone: The Magic of Rabbi Shmuel Kunda

Rabbi Yosef Karmel

Rabbi Shmuel Kunda z’l, who passed away on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, was a talmid chacham, master educator, talented artist, spellbinding story-teller, and the composer of many popular songs. And yet, instead of pursuing fortune and fame, he utilized his gifts to inspire Jewish children. But behind that smiling façade and ever cheerful countenance there existed a serious rebbi who was a bridge between two very different worlds.

 

Another Chance at Change

Written and compiled by Binyamin Rose

On paper, Barack Obama should have been one of the most beatable incumbent presidents in recent years. The economy is flaccid, the war on terror that began more than ten years ago is still malignant, and polls show that just four in ten Americans think the country is going in the right direction. Yet voters spurned a clear opportunity to take a sharp U-turn this Tuesday when they reelected Obama and rejected Mitt Romney.

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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?”