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Majesty and Mystery in Boyan

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman and Aryeh Ehrlich

For 14 years, a Chassidus with hundreds of adherents waited longingly for a young man whom many followers of Ruzhin saw as their next leader. Now, 30 years after finally accepting the coronation, Rebbe Nachum Dov Brayer of Boyan leads his chassidim with the same holiness and mystique that surrounded his forebearers.

 

Tatteh, Tatteh, Who Will Answer My Questions?

Malky Heimowitz

The night when a son asks his father the Four Questions, the night when a father tells his son how Hashem took us out of Egypt. This is the night when the mesorah is cemented, as each father in turn transmits the legacy he received from his father. Yet for some, Seder night may be the most aching reminder of the loving father who once reclined at the head of table, resplendent in his kittel, and listened to the questions of his son. Now, the son still has questions aplenty, but who is there to ask?

 

A Taste of Herzog

Eytan Kobre

Motty Herzog looks more like the mashgiach than the vice president of California’s award-winning gold-star kosher winery, but with “best buy” ratings from top industry regulators, he’s prouder than ever to be part of a generations-long chain of kosher vintners.

 

Critical Care

Binyamin Rose, Miami, Florida

America’s third-largest public hospital was on the verge of collapse until one savvy and determined Colombian-born Orthodox Jew delved into its troubled finances, Devised a bailout plan, and assumed the hospital’s chairmanship, winning acclaim from local officials, the media, and the Miami Beach Jewish community. Colleagues describe Marcos Lapciuc as a man with both brains and a heart — although it is his warm Jewish neshamah that most often shines.

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