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A Seminary of His Own

Yisroel Besser

Rabbi Dovid Refson might have been in the right place at the right time, but that fact alone does not account for Neve Yerushalayim’s outstanding success. The largest college for women in the Jewish world was built on his dedication, smarts, and the mussar he heard from his mentor, Rav Elyah Lopian. Now, Rabbi Refson is once again nurturing the school as it enters a new period of challenge and change.

 

Daredevil Donations

Malky Lowinger

Move over, traditional yeshivah dinner. Here there’s no “builder of the year” or “chesed couple” award, no speeches to sit through, or journal gold pages. Instead, you can go rappelling down a skyscraper, or even dump a bucket of freezing water over your head while supporting your favorite institution.

 

Every Nook Has a Story

Libi Astaire

You saw it first in Mishpacha. Remember those amazing photo essays that brought the people and places of Eretz Yisrael to our doorstep, whether we were in Manchester, Johannesburg, or New York? Now Esther Tscholkowsky’s Nooks & Crannies column has gotten a picture-perfect redesign in a stunning new book.

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Will a Cheeseburger Kill Me?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In a very real sense, you are what you eat
Pushing Death
Yonoson Rosenblum How my old friend came close to euthanasia
No Competition
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A True Chassid
Jacob L. Freedman Ari had a bad case of schizophrenia, but boring he was n...
Pondering Thinker
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The stereotypical “thinker” is my absent-minded hero
Hisnaari
Riki Goldstein “It was so clearly Hashem’s gift, and our duty to enter...
It Wasn’t Me
Faigy Peritzman In truth, there’s no one to blame or credit except yours...
Transparency
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Expressing feelings without getting defensive leads to h...
Making It Big
Rebbetzin Suri Gibber Mourning the talmidim of Rabbi Akiva by becoming bigger ...
The Rubber Band: Part II
D. Himy & Zivia Reischer Mordy learns about flexibility, a new concept for him