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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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Always Smile First
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Take the initiative, every time
Mike’s Message
Yonoson Rosenblum The 50th yahrtzeit of Mike Tress
Coming Detractions
Eytan Kobre “…Open and Orthodox, whatever that means”
In Her Place
Yisroel Besser Men outside and in the back
Beware of Declarations
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark Transparency with children when making decisions
The Best You Can Be
Jacob L. Freedman When you’re just named Joe Shmo
Emojification
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Help! We’ve been captured by emojis!
Yechadshehu
Riki Goldstein The brachos of Shabbos Mevarechim
Just Because
Faigy Peritzman A Rule for the Entire Torah
In the Heat of the Moment
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When to intervene, when to not
Foundation of Gratitude
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Three life-changing morning minutes
Hide and Veg
Shira Isenberg Peas and thank you!