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Tuition Tension

Yisroel Besser

September means heartburn for Jewish parents writing out their annual tuition checks. But school administrators say the process needn’t be painful. Yes, tuition is a heavy burden, but schools are ready to help. And is there anything more important than a child’s education?

 

Shabbos Goes Global

Esther Teichtal

The morning after South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein’s wildly successful Shabbos Project last year — in which a majority of South Africa’s 75,000 Jews kept Shabbos, many for the first time ever — he set his eyes on the entire world. Would it be possible for Jews across the globe to keep one Shabbos together? In a little over a month we’ll find out.

 

A Few Minutes With...Dr. José Piñera

Binyamin Rose

By its own estimate, the Social Security Trust Fund, which currently pays benefits to more than 40 million retirees, will be bankrupt by 2033. Where will people’s retirement money come from if Social Security fails? Mishpacha posed that question to Dr. José Piñera, the Harvard-trained Chilean economist who in 1980 pioneered Chile’s private pension system during the Pinochet military dictatorship. The Chilean model has been copied in 30 countries, and the US is still not one of them.



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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Sick Note
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Can’t Do It Without You
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
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