Bais Yaakov Journal Issue 152 (1938)

  • A historical article by Dr. Heshel Klepfish on 20 years of Polish independence discusses the history of Polish Jews alongside the history of the state. 
  • Yehuda Leib Orlean’s “Are We Still the People of the Book?” accuses the second generation of the Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment) of abandoning Jewish books and culture, unlike the first generation, who were less distant from traditional Judaism
  • Poems by Israel Emiat (“The Memory Candle of Worms”), Alter Schnur (“Who?”), and David Zaritzki. A story by Elimelekh Shteyer, “The Paragraph–And the Heart of Don Fernando Pedro”, takes place during the Spanish Expulsion
  • Gedalyah Bublik’s “Two Opposing Worlds” criticizes a book published in London in English “The World Needs Religion”. The book was a product of a religion conference held in the summer of 1937 in Oxfored, chaired by Lord Herbert Samuel
  • Israel Emiat’s “Jew and World”is a response to I. L. Gersht’s three-part-article “Free Spirit and Lack of Spirit” on European thought, and to his new book of essays, which Emiat recommends to all Bais Yaakov students
  • A Hanukkah essay by Sarah Schenirer, “The Pure Menorah”
  • Flora Rothschild’s “The Strength of a Movement” lays out the tasks at hand for Agudath Israel, and specifically for Bnos.


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