Bais Yaakov Journal Issue 140 (1937)

  • An editorial by Eliezer Gershon Friedensohn, “In Challenging Times”, discusses the hardship of being a Jew at this time, and the role of women in keeping their homes kosher  
  • Dr. Isaac Breuer on the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of his grandfather Samson Raphael Hirsch’s “Nineteen Letters”, discussing three answers to the question “what is a Jew?” an individual, social and national answer 
  • Esther Heytner’s “Woman and Education” notes that, according to rabbinic tradition, the father is the one responsible for the education of his sons, as part of his five obligations, but the one taking care of the education of the daughters is the mother, even more so than the school
  • Dr. Heshel Klepfish on the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of Don Isaac Abravanel, whose life and work he traces
  • Poems by Elimelekh Shteyer (“World in Flames” and “A Letter to the World”)
  • Alter Schnur’s “From Our Bookcase”, this week’s selection is a translation from the book Duties of the Heart (Chovot HaLevavot)


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