Bais Yaakov Journal Issue 100-103 (1933)

  • A special extended issue celebrating the journal’s 100th issue, with a survey of the journal’s accomplishments by the editor, Eliezer Gershon Friedensohn. Includes a photograph of the editorial board. 
  • Sarah Schenirer’s essay “Closer to the Goal” celebrates the journal’s success, describing the Bais Yaakov Journal as an important source of Yiddish reading materials for girls
  • Congratulations by Agudath Israel leaders to the journal and its editor on its 100th issue, including Shmuel Rothstein, Jacob Rosenheim, A. B. Ackerman, Dr. Shmuel Deutschlander, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Levy, Avraham Mordechai Rogovy, Dr. Shlomo Herman, Rabbi Meir Shapiro, and Rabbi Aaron Levin. 
  • Congratulations from Bais Yaakov teachers throughout Poland to the journal on its 100th issues, including Chaya Kahn (Lodz), Pese Gutmorgen (Dobrzyń), Esther Goldshtoff (Krakow), Miriam Toybe (Pabianice), Yehudit Goldblum (Zduńska Wola), Feyge Shteyer (Końskie), Chaya Sarah Greenberg (Turek)
  • Poems by Eliezer Schindler, Miriam Ulinover (“Chumash Greetings”), Ish Levy, V. Leichter, and Israel Emiat; stories by Elimelekh Shteyer, A. Meri, and A. I. Lipmanowitz. A scene from Richard Beer-Hofmann’s play “Jacob’s Dream”, translated from German by Shlomo Birnbaum. 
  • An article by Yitzhak Meir Levin, president of Agudath Israel in Poland, on the importance of education, and girls’ education, to the Agudath Israel, and to the Orthodox community
  • Dr. Nathan Birnbaum’s article “Religiosity–Modernism–and the Young Generation” expresses the hope that the young generation will carry on the Orthodox way of life
  • An essay about literature by Heshl Klepfish. He discusses the representation of Jewish woman in World Literature and argues she is often portrayed as Jessica in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”, who is different from her Jewish father and leaves him. There is a lack of representation of “real” Jewish women, who live within Jewish community.
  • Beyle Z. Gross’s opinion article argues that secular subjects must be taught in order to deepen Jewish belief. The Jewish teacher has to know what is happening in the world around her.
  • A report titled “Bais Yaakov Literature–1922-1933” surveys literary activity year for the past eleven years (including a photograph of Eliezer Schindler). Including a table with the growth of Bais Yaakov schools in Poland between 1922-1933
  • Neta I. Berliner’s open letter addresses his “sisters” in Bnos, calling on them to speak Yiddish, read Yiddish, etc.
  • Rebbetzin Tovah Shapiro (from Lublin) calls for students to organize “women’s committees” to raise funds for Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin; Eliezer Gershon Friedensohn reports on the important work being done at Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin, and on the importance of supporting it financially.


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