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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”