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Do work with great people who you respect, share vision with, and relate to
By Moe Mernick
EndNote
"This is the ticket to get out of galus — looking past the differences and connecting to our brothers"
By Riki Goldstein
Fiction
Tamar's life felt all wrong. Did the Sorting Sheitel make a mistake?
By Gila Arnold
Profiles
Rav Yitzchak Berkovits takes the torch at Aish HaTorah
By Gedalia Guttentag
News In Depth
Chassidic singer Motty Steinmetz became an unwitting hero in a fight he never anticipated. But it was about far more than a concert
By Shlomi Gil
On Topic
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. But that’s not always good advice. Sometimes, the smartest course for ourselves and for our families is to choose to quit
By Rochel Burstyn
Join the conversation
Outlook
When politics is synonymous with perpetual rage
By Yonoson Rosenblum
Voice in the Crowd
Tolerance is in vogue, but does it go both ways?
By Yisroel Besser
Perspective
We can bring the spirit of summer into the school year, and the power of camp to our everyday interactions
By Alexandra Fleksher
Inside
Editors' picks
Featured Music
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The Little Bird is Calling
Tzlil VZemer Boys Choir
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There's A Place in My Mind
Avrumie Flam
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Ani Maamin
Pirchei Choir
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Hashem's The World
Avraham Fried
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Tzamah Lecha Nafshi
Avraham Fried
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Akiva Nichamtanu
Baruch Levine
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Contributors

Having learned for more than a decade in the Mir yeshiva, and graduated from the Ner L’Elef outreach training program, Gedalia Guttentag co-founded Inspired Tel Aviv, a kiruv center serving international olim to Israel’s cultural capital, where he and his wife teach. In addition, he is currently completing his semicha.

Gedalia writes the Eye on Europe and Knesset Channel columns, and is a regular feature contributor.

Gershon Burstyn is the news and feature editor for Mishpacha magazine. Before coming to Mishpacha, Gershon was the editor of World Jewish Digest, a monthly magazine, and worked as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg News, SmartMoney.com, People magazine, and freelanced widely. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Ramat Bet Shemesh with his wife and four kids.

Debbie Greenblatt is a senior lecturer for the Gateways organization and a teacher for over 30 years of both observant and not-yet-observant Jewish women. Debbie’s lecture topics include Jewish texts, Jewish thought, and relationships.

Sara Eisemann is a certified clinical therapist from Oak Park, Mi. where she resides with her husband of 30 years in their almost empty nest. A proud mother of five she has been known to babble unabashedly into her phone when her new grandson is on the line. Completing a Master’s in Social Work at Wayne State University, Sara practiced at Jewish Family Service of Detroit, providing individual, group and family therapy. She discovered a new passion for human dignity when she joined Windows, the domestic violence prevention program at JFS. Switching careers in 2007 joining Camp Agudah Midwest enabled her to use her people skills in a completely different context.  Currently, Sara acts as a dating coach, the occasional lecturer, and a Family First columnist answering shidduch questions in MatchQuest. She is dedicated to bringing self-awareness, authenticity and depth to our relationships with each other and with Hashem.