Inyan Magazine

HUMOR: ‘Above Average’ Doesn’t Say Much

BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER A new study in Britain says that driving makes people less intelligent. And I say, “Baruch Hashem.” I thought it was just me. But that does explain…

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Walls

BY MRS. ROCHEL (SAMUELS) GURION My grandmother, who is less than five feet in height, is the tallest person I know. Tall in perseverance, in emotional strength, in service of…

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Duvi Weinroth Speaks

BY SHOSHANA CHEN (SHENKER) I had the best teacher in the world for coping with life. And with death. Chani Weinroth, a”h, who fought against cancer for a decade and…

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Finding His Calling

BY D. COHEN Reb Avrohom Meir Carlebach needed a job. It was time to move on after four years of working in property management, his first job after six years…

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Silent Epiphany

By MIRIAM GOTTLIEB Change, especially drastic change, sometimes emerges from a clearly identifiable epiphany or watershed moment, causing a “wow” effect and, of course, making for a great story. But…

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Fighting for a Cause: A True Story

As Told to ESTHER GROSSMAN In the spirit of Chanukah, we present the heroic struggle of a young girl who fought to free herself from the shackles of her secular…

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A Spin on the Dreidel

By RUCHY TWERSKI The dreidel, the spinning top used to distract the Greek soldiers during the Chanukah era, symbolizes much more than merely a toy from the pages of a…

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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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