Bais Yaakov Journal Issue 104 (1933)

  • Eliezer Gershon Friedensohn describes the rise of Hitler to power in Germany, and the pain he feels about the treatment of German Jews, even if they are secular or assimilated; changing their clothing and feeling part of German culture cannot help the German Jews now
  • Sarah Schenirer also addresses the situation in Germany and argues for repentance; she concludes with the sentence “No one is free, other than those who study Torah”
  • An article by Yoel Unger titled “Four Years of the Work of Yehudis” summarizes the work done by the organization “Yehudis” in establishing and running summer camps for Bais Yaakov students. Another report about Yehudis provides charts and statistics by Eliezer Gershon Friedensohn. An essay by Esther Goldshtoff titled “Life in Our Colony” describes the daily schedule at a Yehudis summer camp and emphasizes its importance for poor Bais Yaakov students.
  • A short story by Elimelekh Shteyer titled “A Bloody Shadow Dance through the Generations”; a folktale called “The Mirror” (continued in issue 104-105); an original poem by Eliezer Schindler and his translation into Yiddish of the Song of Songs
  • Yehuda Leib Orlean’s essay “False Calculations” describes an encounter with a Jewish man on a train when Orlean was on a way to a conference; the man was once religious, but he left the shtetl and traditional Jewish life, a move that Orlean criticizes 
  • An essay by Heshl Klepfish on the Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz, titled “Mickiewicz and the Jews”, focuses on the poet’s attitude toward Jews and the ideal of Jews and Poles living together in peace
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