Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Everything but the Truth

Machla Abramovitz

Rockets rain down on Israel’s cities. Terrorists attempt to infiltrate Israeli villages. Hamas vows the destruction of the Jewish state. For the media, these facts should point to Israel’s uncompromised right to defend itself against the Hamas aggressors. But the reporters and editors who produce the news have other ideas.

 

The War That Was Supposed to End All Wars

Libi Astaire

During the summer of 1914, Europe was a powder keg waiting to explode. When Serbia provided the match, war broke out on July 28. Yet as armies throughout Europe began to mobilize, no one dreamed that they were about to embark upon one of the bloodiest and most brutal confrontations in the annals of history — a conflict that would later become known as World War I.

 

Samarkand Serenade

Refoel Pride

Opera singer isn’t a common job description in Uzbekistan, where Avraham Israel was born. But his passion for music and his natural talent led Avraham on a path far from home, where he thought he was following his heart. And then he took a job singing in a church. On a Saturday.



MM217
 
Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through