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Rabbi Judah Mischel

Articles by Rabbi Judah Mischel

From the Dust, Ashreinu

In the rural Ukranian shtetl of Teplik, there was an ehrliche yid—a Breslover chassid—known as “Feivel-Ashreinu.” A sincere and (seemingly) simple tailor—each night, he would

The Snake and the Tzaddik

The great tzaddik, Chacham Eliyahu haKohen haItamari of Izmir (died 1729), was a famed Kabbalist and Dayan who authored more than 30 seforim—including “Sefer Shevet

Gimmel Tammuz: To Serve

A young yeshiva student studying at Yeshivas Kol Torah in Yerushalayim spent day and night learning and reviewing the shiurim. Few spent more time in

When You Light

Rav Chaim Leib Epstein was the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Zichron Meilech in Boro Park for more than 40 years. Having spent the war years

Never Give Up

Before his distinguished 50-year career as a surgeon at Hadassah Hospital, Dr. Nachum Kook was beloved for his righteousness and dedication to the members of

Accepting Rebuke

Orphaned of both parents at a young age, Reb Yehudah Leib Alter was raised by his grandparents, Rebbetzin Feige and Rebbe Yitzchak Meir—the Chidushei HaRim—the

To Stand Upright

Rav Yaakov Galinsky, zt”l—a scion of Yeshivas Novardok in Bialystok—was a traveling maggid and baal mussar, an inspiring speaker and towering personality. In 1939, Rav

Words That Shine

Legendary scholar, educator, author and historian, Rabbi Berel Wein’s rabbinic career spanned Chicago, Miami and the Orthodox Union, before he founded Congregation Bais Tefillah and

‘And You Shall Love’

The heilige Rebbe Yisrael of Rhizin—the great-grandson of the maggid of Mezritch—was known for his righteousness and expansive sense of holiness. Brilliant, beloved and deeply

On the Cusp

The dynamic and fiery first chaplain and chief rabbi of the fledgling Israel Defense Forces, Rav Shlomo Goren, almost single-handedly built up the religious infrastructure

The Big Picture

On cold, Lower East Side winter mornings, Jew and non-Jew alike could be seen huddling in the warmth of the small foyer of the beis

Ascend Anew

Reb Mendel Futerfas was a legendary mashpiah, known for his incredible self-sacrifice and resilience in the face of Soviet persecution. With incredible resolve and inner