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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...