Inyan Magazine

In the Genes: Past and Future Intertwined

The storm raged as torrents of rain cascaded down from the sky. Rabbi Yonason Bleier left his office and retired for the night, expecting to return to continue with his…

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Budapest Bridges Jewish Past and Future

Budapest. A city that evokes nostalgia in anyone of Hungarian descent. We might be the third or fourth generation living in another country, and yet the sentiment of an “Ungarisher…

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We Are All One Family

The central role of family in Jewish life is obvious. The “Yiddishe Mamme” is not only a world-class melody, it expresses a mindset. It is worthwhile to explore whether our…

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And His Birthplace Was Bendin

A Conversation With Hagaon Harav Yitzchok Zilberstein The Bendiner Rav said, “You make a small effort, and Above there will be an effort on your behalf.” Harav Yitzchok Zilberstein, one of…

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

“Ulekachtem lachem pri etz hadar…” The Torah does not specify the exact species of fruit that is taken on Sukkos, yet the Rambam in his introduction to Pirush Hamishnayos writes…

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Zman Simchaseinu: An Opportunity for True Joy

Harav Elya Brudny, Shlita, Shares His Insights by Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman with Rabbi Avraham Y. Heschel During Elul zman in yeshivos around the world, the Roshei Yeshivah and Maggidei Shiur…

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Songs of Sephardim: Timeless Tunes and Tefillot

The hazzan stands by the amud in the center of the Knesset surrounded by his two somchim, who assist him during designated parts of the prayers. Like Moshe Rabbeinu, Aharon…

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Special Counselors, Special Campers

Whenever Ronnie Greenwald, z”l, the founder and director of Camp Sternberg, proposed a new idea to his Board of Directors, they expected to hear something “out of the box.” But…

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People of the Book

The Explosion of Publishers and Distributors Today for Sefarim Old and New The Holocaust had recently ended and Harav Elya Meir Bloch, zt”l, had reestablished the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland,…

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Résumé

By Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD As I wrap up my psychiatric career, I’d like to share how I got here. I had served as assistant Rabbi in my father’s…

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PESACH SHOPPING

Bowed But Not Broken

Mr. William Rapfogel shares his journey of endurance and growth through the prism of prison   Zman Cheiruseinu — a time when we relive our redemption from the torturous prison…

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Take Care of Your Children

A conversation with the famed Rosh Yeshivah Harav Shimon Baadani, shlita Chinuch: A Lifelong Obligation Harav Baadani received us and agreed to be interviewed by Hamodia. “What would you like to hear?” he…

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Make the Torah Sweet

An Interview With Harav Baruch Dov (Berel) Povarsky, Shlita, Rosh Yeshivah of Ponevez For the past 75 years, the Rosh Yeshivah has trekked twice daily from his home to the…

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Dancing Through Barriers

The old African-American street musician shivered as he stood outside the concert hall under Madison Square Garden, waiting for the show to end. Finally, the exit doors opened, and his…

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Knowledge FROM ABOVE

A lifetime ago, on a frigid Toronto morning in a packed classroom, my enthusiastic university professor announced that we were about to begin the wondrous study of epistemology. Epistemology? Sounded…

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