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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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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”