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Zev Wolfon’s Best-Kept Secret

Yonoson Rosenblum

He was called the greatest askan that ever lived, had an open door in Congress and in the Knesset deal rooms, and gave away millions upon millions of his own funds for projects that would ensure the Jewish identity of the next generation. But he made sure never to be in the headlines, and none of the hundreds of institutions he supported have his name on the buildings. What was Zev Wolfson’s intense drive all about?

 

Big Brother Is Watching Your Money

Barbara Bensoussan

Once again you’ve come home to a mailbox stuffed with credit card offers promising the moon, and more. How did they find you? And what do they know about your credit rating that you don’t know? As it turns out, they know plenty. Here’s how you can become savvy about your credit rating too.

 

Be My Guest

David Damen, Austria

He has a surprising repertoire of Yiddish words, and the chassidishe guests at his hotel are amazed at his proficiency in halachos of Shabbos and chareidi communal politics. What’s the secret behind the charm of Stefan, the strapping non-Jew from Saalbach-Hinterglemm, that brings Rav Wosner and the Toldos Aharon Rebbe to visit him every year?

 

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street and the Yarmulke

Shoshana R. Meiri

Bank notes might be plentiful in the tony Bank of England, but few people would think to look for a yarmulke in its hallowed halls. Yet for a quarter of a decade Dr. Sholom Springer was Yiddishkeit's unofficial ambassador to the Bank's employees, when he wasn't helping to update the computer operations of one of England's most venerable institutions.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek