Inyan Magazine

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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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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