Bais Yaakov Journal Issue 138 (1936)

  • Yehuda Leib Orlean’s essay “What are Morals?” discusses the idea of morality, morality books, and men who preach about morals; Orlean laments the decline in faith among the new generation, and praises the role of Agudath Israel (continued in issues 139, 140, 143, and 146)
  • Israel B. Sender’s memorial essay for the Head of the Yeshiva in Lublin, Rabbi Meir Shapiro, who passed away in 1933, speaks on behalf of the rabbi’s students, who still mourn his death 
  • An essay by Sarah Schenirer on Jewish laws and the need to teach them to girls and women, and not only to men
  • Dr. Heshel Klepfish’s essay on the Austrian human rights activist Irene Harand (1900-1975), a Christian woman who campaigned against antisemitism (continued in issue 139) 
  • Poems by Zirl Zeyantz (“Tombstones”); and Israel Emiat (“Old Lublin”, “The Jewish ghetto of Lublin”, and “In the Old Cemetery”). A story by Elimelekh Shteyer titled “On the Borders”, takes place in a shtetl on the border of the Soviet Union and discusses communism and religion (continued in issue 139)
  • Gedalyah Bublik’s “The Arab Kings” surveys the kings and leaders of different Arab countries 
  • Alter Schnur, “From Our Bookcase” (texts collected and translated by Schnur) on charity. according to the Tanya 
  • A report from the teachers’ conference in Lodz, organized by the Bais Yaakov Central Committee in Krakow, with fifty teachers in attendance 
  • “Bnos Pages” includes essays by Basya Epstein, and Rivka Horowitz on the Bnos Conference


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