Inyan Magazine

A Day in the Life: Amudim Director Zvi Gluck

With much siyatta Dishmaya, our community has grown exponentially. Orthodox communities are thriving and the quantity and quality of Torah education — yeshivos, Bais Yaakovs, kollelim — surpasses all reasonable…

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A ‘Sneeze’ From Heaven

Where is Esther mentioned in the Torah? In Devarim (31:18) it says, “And I will surely Hide (astir) My face on that day…” (Chullin 139b). Purim is the obverse of…

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HUMOR: This Complete Breakfast

One of the most difficult decisions every parent has to make, on a regular basis, is what kind of cereal to buy. It seems pretty trivial, but it’s a very…

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HUMOR: If You Can’t Beat the System …

Dumb criminals get a bad rap. They make one mistake in their lives — besides the crimes, obviously — and everyone makes fun of them. If you’re a dumb criminal…

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HUMOR: I’ll Sleep When I’m Home

By Mordechai Schmutter If you have an eighth-grader, then you’ve probably put some serious thought so far into where your son is going for high school, unless there’s one that you…

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Save My Shabbos Meals!

As told to Tzipie Wolner If you were to recall one scene from your childhood, what would it be? “Well,” Mindy once said, “I certainly hope my kids are not…

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Shabbat’s Shalom

By Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein “At the moment of Mattan Torah, Hashem spoke to the Jewish people and said, ‘My sons, there is a wonderful possession I have in the world.…

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HUMOR: It’s a Hardware Problem

In this day and age of computers doing everything for us, one of the few things that we still have to do manually is set up a new computer. And…

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Brachos by the Billions

  By Meir Niv “So, what would you like to receive as your reward?” the king of India asked the honoree of the evening, a man who had recently invented…

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The Scud War Remembered

By Baila Marcus Twenty-six years ago, as a newlywed, I learned how to fry schnitzel and iron my husband’s shirts. After several months of marriage, worrying bits of information filtered…

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Too Busy to Read This?

By Rabbi Yaakov Barr, MSc, PGDip, BABCP Accreditation Today, everyone is busy. I had a chat with a friend recently that went something like this: “How is everything going?” my…

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HUMOR: Taking Us to the Cleaners

I will freely admit that I don’t understand how dry cleaners work. How do they get that stuff clean? And without water! Everyone says, “They use chemicals.” They say it…

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Glassblower/Artist: Sheva Chaya Shaiman

BY MENUCHA CHANA LEVIN Creative, gracious, original, colorful, inspiring … in these ways Sheva Chaya Shaiman is similar to the unique works of art she produces. An expressive watercolor artist…

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