Inyan Magazine

Chanukah Warmth Below the Equator

By Surela Spielman If you were to name one food you feel the Chanukah industry is missing, would latke ices come to mind? If you would want to innovate one…

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Flickering Flames

By Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein White, yellow, red, blue… a flame flickers and leaps up, as though trying to break free from the wick and oil that fuel its dance. There…

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IT’S GREEK TO ME: Meet Professor Asher J. Matathias

As Told to ESTY MENDLOWITZ Jews have lived a problematic existence in Greece for over 2,000 years, sustaining their most devastating destruction during humanity’s flight from sanity: The Holocaust. Prof.…

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Spy Games

By TOBY ORLANDER THALER As the flames of the menorah do their dance, sizzling on their cork pods, giving off a faint olive-oil scent, mingling with the aroma of freshly…

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Light Up the Night

By CHASIDA TEICHMAN The young couple got married in November, and they were scheduled to fly to Eretz Yisrael shortly afterward to start their married life in the holiest of…

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Stanley Fishkind, Reaching for the Stars

BY MARGIE PENSAK Baltimore native Stanley Fishkind is so down-to-earth, it is ironic that he reached for the stars — literally and figuratively — and accomplished it! For two decades,…

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The Pshevorsker Rebbes in Aix-les-Bains

By Nechama Goldberger In conjunction with the yahrtzeit of the revered Reb Yankele of Pshevorsk (the Admor Harav Yaakov Leiser) on 27 Cheshvan, Inyan presents a personal reminiscence of the…

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How the World Celebrated the Shabbos Project

By MARGIE PENSAK On Shabbos Parashas Lech Lecha, Jews from all walks of life, stripes, ages, and stages — living everywhere from megalopolises to towns in far-flung corners of the…

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Zeidie Zyshe’s Legacy

Most children of Holocaust survivors had no understanding of what their parents lived through. After enduring atrocities beyond human comprehension, they were catapulted into a world completely alien. Older survivors…

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The Ohr Hachaim

By Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein It is an old debate whether a man is shaped by his times or a man shapes the times he lives in. But it is only…

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Escape from Mir: Alternate Hashgachah

By C. Rosenberg When you hear the words “escape from Mir,” if you know anything about Jewish history during World War II, you probably think of Shanghai. For Rav Elchonon…

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