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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you