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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mishpocha Seems to Share Our Values

Here is a piece in Foreign Policy Magazine about, of all things, Mishpacha Magazine and how it is an enlightened Chareidi publication.

And speaking of Mishpacha Magazine, they actually have a functioning web site here , with real articles.

Well, Mishpacha's articles are sometimes sappy. But their heads are screwed on straight.


Blogger TheProf said...

WOW. What an article. And a very objective article at that. The writer seems to give a strong sense of kudos to Mishpacha while doing so from the stance of a disinterested third party. Interesting in that it reflects the writing style of Mishapacha which also strives to inform by writing articles looking at the inside of Charedi life with the keen perspective and insight of an outsider, albeit all the writers are Orthodox. Will Mishpacha break the extreme xenophobia of the Charedi community? Hardly likely, but maybe by bringing in what the magazine strives as a fresh breath of air, it will achieve a goal of educating the community to those aspects of the outside world which do not impinge on our Torah value system. The reader of this Foreign Policy article would do well to peruse Rabbi Fried's article in Hakirah concerning educating our youth with some "chitzoniyus". Maybe a weakened, but still live "virus" of an abridged secular education will inoculate our youth against the pull of the outside world. And maybe that in turn will place internal barriers to the corruptive influences of the Internet while allowing the beneficial aspects to be used. Mah shelo osoh haseichel, osoh hazman. Time will tell.

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Blogger Alex said...


Please consider writing news pieces or an op-ed for Jewrusalem: Israeli Uncensored News. We strive to present different views and opinions while rejecting political correctness. Ideally, we try to make the news "smart and funny." Thus, your input is very welcome.


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