Inyan Magazine

The Last Stanzia — Part II

“The arrival of the Mirrer talmidim galvanized the yeshivah students of America,” Harav Shlomo Brevda, zt”l, once said. “I remember that my friends and I saw them breathing the fire…

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Picture This — Part II

How Nix the Pics Is Fixing the Shidduch Scene Few areas of Jewish life can be as far from picture-perfect as that of shidduchim. But the recent advent of pictures…

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History Restored

The Tale of the Incredible Renewal of an Ancient Beis Hachaim While Europe’s soil was drenched with Jewish blood, a group of courageous Jewish men turned their forced labor into…

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The Last Stanzia — Part I

The Arrival of Mirrer Yeshiva in America 75 Years Ago The talmidim of Harav Chaim Volozhiner were concerned. Not once, but twice, he had burst into tears during davening. Obviously,…

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Surprise Beginnings — The General

The eighth graders sat upright in their seats waiting to receive their diplomas, the culmination of a decade during which they went from learning alef-beis to toiling over a blatt…

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The Road From Galicia to Meron

  As Lag BaOmer of 5753 (1993) approached, Rabbi Yeshai Koenigsberg of Har Nof, Yerushalayim, looked forward to attending the tisch of the Bobover Rebbe, Harav Shlomo Halberstam, zy”a. Lag…

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Surprise Beginnings — Yom Tov In Der Vochen

His childhood in Davyd-Haradok, Belarus, could be described as that of a living orphan. While his mother, Sarah, and his grandfather, Reb Dovid Meir Litvak, the shochet in town, did…

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Restoring the Crown to Its Former Glory

“I am not the type of Rabbi that your congregation wants,” was the adamant response. The group was somewhat stunned. Although he had been part of Young Shaarei Zion for…

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Surprise Beginnings — Shining Star

Zussman was unusual for a boy born in 5653/1893 in New York. His father, Reb Yosef, was one of the rare people who had been granted permission by his Rebbi,…

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Escape! Saved by a Polish Train Driver

“I will hide My face from them on that day” (Devarim 31:18). The darkness and hester panim engulfed at least six million of Klal Yisrael. But there were rays of…

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Jews Say Hi in Dubai

Ross Kriel began traveling from his home in South Africa to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to his global French company’s headquarters in 2008. After a few years, his boss…

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Teaming Up

The New Forest National Park is one of the largest expanses of natural forest and heathland in England, and it was where Reb Chaim Katz planned on taking the group…

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A Burning Issue

As the West Coast director of The National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), headed by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Robin Meyerson has no shortage of sagas to share about educating the…

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Dare Not Be Silent!

Rabbi Tzvi (Harry) Bronstein’s Campaign to Perform Bris Milah Behind the Iron Curtain “Ki alecha horagnu kol hayom — For we had been killed for You the entire day [Tehillim…

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