- A special double issue celebrating 15 years of the Bais Yaakov Journal, with congratulatory essays: Jacob Rosenheim’s “A Word on the Anniversary” celebrates issue 150 and 15 years of activity, A. B. Ackerman congratulates the journal for overcoming obstacles and hardship, Rabbi Zvi Hirshhorn’s “Our People’s Celebration” and a letter by David Flinker congratulate the Journal and wish for it to remain young. The Central Administration of Bais Yaakov in the Land of Israel sent a Hebrew letter signed by Eliezer Sirkes, Hillel Lieberman, and Shmaya Luria
- Poems by Elimelekh Shteyer (“A mother’s tekhine at the End of the holy Shabbos”), Israel Emiat (“Jerusalem”), and Alter Schnur (“Friday Night”). Fragments by A. I. Lipmanowitz. A scene from a play by Neta Berliner titled “By the Rivers of Babylon” takes place in Babylon after the destruction of the First Temple. A novella by D. Zaritzki, “In the Hospital”, describes a young woman named Rachel who is gravely ill in the hospital but refuses to eat until the doctor orders that she be brought kosher food. A short story about a pogrom by Esther Heytner, “All the way to the Cellar”. And a story by Elimelekh Shteyer, “The Rebellion in the Village Issa”, depicts Jews persecuted by antisemitism (continuation of the first part, in issue 149)
- “About Kosher and Forbidden Foods” (special section): Rabbi Shmuel David Laski’s “Our Blood Deficit” argues that rituals have a deep effect on our spirit, and through rituals, one becomes a Jew. Yitzhak Levi’s “How the Polish King Stefan Batory Made Sure that Jews Could Eat Kosher Meat” is a historical tale about a Polish king in 1578 who declared the rights of Jews to practice their religion, including having access to kosher meat. Rabbi Yishayah Reicher’s essay urges Jews to keep kosher, despite new Polish regulations restricting kosher slaughter. “The Jewish Food Chart” by Samson Raphael Hirsch is an excerpt from his book Horev. Alter Schnur, “From Our Bookcase”, gathers quotes about kashruth from the Zohar, Maimonides, and Nachmanides. Feige Zelitzke’s “Our Answer” is an excerpt from a letter to Bnos members. Rabbi Benjamin Zeev Jacobson calls for staying strong in the face of hardship. Dr. Yaakov Shlosser’s article offers a historical survey of modern regulations against kosher meat.
- Essays in memory of Nathan Birnbaum on the first yahrzeit of his death by R. Tuvye Horowitz, Dr. Menachem Landau; Rabbi Dr. Yosef Carlebach’s “Nathan Birnbaum–Always an ‘Other’” focuses on the place of the baal teshuva (penitent) in Judaism. C. V. Lewin’s essay describes their first meeting in Vienna in 1925, and one of their last meetings when he visited Birnbaum in his sick bed. L. Gutwirt shares his memories of Birnbaum’s final days.
- Alexander Zusha Friedman’s “About Orthodox Literature, Poetry, and Poets” argues that Orthodox literature should strengthen readers’ faith and compliments the Bais Yaakov Journal for encouraging and publishing good Orthodox literature.
- Dr. Heshel Klepfish’s “Let the Women Writers Come” laments the absence of Orthodox women writers, and hopes to see more women creating a new literature built on the tradition of tekhines and women writers of the past.
- Meir Shenkalowski’s article “Jewish Education for Our Daughters in America” on the state of the American Jews, where fathers have to work and mothers take care of the house. Without Bais Yaakov schools, girls don’t get enough Jewish education to educate a new generation. The writer calls for the establishment of Bais Yaakov schools in America to prevent assimilation and secularization