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The Law Is on the Rabbis’ Side

Yisrael Feller

Majority rule may be a cornerstone of democracy, but when it comes to the Kosel, the law is not on their side

Democrats Cry the Georgia Blues

Jacob Kornbluh

Jewish Candidate Loses Tight Race to Republican Opponent

"It’s a beautiful thing to live in a community where everyone feels so interconnected and willing to help one another. But we need a better appreciation for the efforts that go into parnassah, and we need stronger demarcations between the typical favors that come with friendship and the cost of goods and services that should always be honored."

Goldie M., Brooklyn, NY

Off the Couch / Mishpacha 665
I really appreciated the tip in the editor’s letter about visualizing your husband’s life for five minutes a day, and the recommendation to do it with others too. It really works. I’d also suggest that after you’ve done that for five minutes — or even just one minute! — maybe then use that state of mind to offer a small tefillah on that person’s behalf. It ends up being a more-powerful-than-usual tefillah.

A Grateful Reader

Editor’s Letter / Family First 546

The Great Outdoors

Sivi Sekula and Cindy Scarr

Summer. We bike, hike, and run. But there are some far more exciting ways to experience nature

Pen Pals

Gitty Klein

“Dina Hartman!” I wail, “you were a chunk of my heart, and now you deceived me! How could you send me such a letter?”

Always Smile First
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Take the initiative, every time
Mike’s Message
Yonoson Rosenblum The 50th yahrtzeit of Mike Tress
Coming Detractions
Eytan Kobre “…Open and Orthodox, whatever that means”
In Her Place
Yisroel Besser Men outside and in the back
Beware of Declarations
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark Transparency with children when making decisions
The Best You Can Be
Jacob L. Freedman When you’re just named Joe Shmo
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Help! We’ve been captured by emojis!
Riki Goldstein The brachos of Shabbos Mevarechim
Just Because
Faigy Peritzman A rule for the entire Torah
In the Heat of the Moment
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When to intervene, when to not
Foundation of Gratitude
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Three life-changing morning minutes
Hide and Veg
Shira Isenberg Peas and thank you!