Inyan Magazine

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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Your Money or Your Life

A true story, as told to RINA BERMAN Though I didn’t know it at the time, my ordeal began when my husband inherited some stocks from his grandfather, z”l, and…

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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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