Bais Yaakov Journal Issue 109 (1933)

  • Several essays in this issue are dedicated to Rabbi Yehuda Meir Shapiro, the Lubliner Rav, who promoted the Daf Yomi study program in 1923, established the famed Yeshivat Chokhmei Lublin in 1930, and died at the age of 46 on October 27, 1933: Hillel Seidman’s essay describes the Rabbi as the soul of Agudath Israel; Rabbi Moshe Chayim Levi’s essay, “The Muted Sorrow”, speaks of the mourning for the Rabbi; B. Fried writes about the Rabbi’s work and life in the Yeshiva; and I.L. Gersht’s essay, “A Leader left Us”, speaks of the rabbi’s leadership.
  • Poems by Israel Emiat and Eliezer Schindler
  • The introduction of a new section of the journal, “Bnos Pages”, includes three short pieces–one of them by Rivka Horowitz, in which she replies to Sarah Schenirer’s article in issue 107, about the meaning of the Bnos Pages to the members, students, and teachers of the movement
  • An opinion article by A. Kharuzi titled “A Serious Word”, responding to the report of the Bais Yaakov conference (issue 108) and arguing against the decision to cancel the faculty committee, which was a place for teachers to express their views
  • An essay by a graduate of the Bais Yaakov Seminary describes a celebration there and the atmosphere in the seminary.
  • Alter Schnur, “Collection of Pearls”, a collection of short Psalms and sayings, in Hebrew and Yiddish; this week focuses on quotes by or about great Jewish men
  • An essay by Sarah Schenirer titled “To Work!”, discusses Jewish law and recommends the textbook “Jewish Life” which is like a Yiddish “Shulkhan Arukh”, aiming to educate students about Jewish laws
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