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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without