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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...