December 5, 2023
December 5, 2023

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Rav Judah Mischel

Rav Judah Mischel is executive director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children. He is the mashpiah of OU-NCSY, founder of Tzama Nafshi and the author of “Baderech: Along the Path of Teshuva.” Rav Judah lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife Ora and their family.

Articles by Rav Judah Mischel


“Through Fire and Water” is the epic story of the life and times of Reb Nosson of Breslov, zy”a. Reb Nosson had a command of

With Heart

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

The Opening

A gaon in Torah and a renowned educator, Reb Mendel Kaplan, zt’l, was a beloved rebbi and mentor at the Hebrew Theological College of Chicago


In 1978, Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky was sentenced on trumped-up charges for treason and espionage by the Russian court. Facing the threat of execution or long-term

L’chaim … Ul’vracha

Professor Elie Wiesel wrote about his lonely and difficult years after arriving in New York as a broken, exhausted refugee. Born and raised in Sighet

On Light and Darkness

The beautiful compositions, music and poetry of Naomi Shemer, a”h, Israel’s “first lady of Israeli song” tell the story of a nation’s return to its

A Land That ‘Pickles’

Rav Yerucham Levovitz—the legendary mashgiach of the Mir Yeshiva—was a unique scion of the mussar tradition of deep self-analysis, inner work and moral refinement. A

Where God Is Found

Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam, the Bobover Rebbe, zt”l, of the post-Holocaust era, revived his community with love, resilience and faith. The Rebbe restored kavod to thousands

To Truly See Another

Jews came from far and wide to the modest Bnei Brak apartment of Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, zt”l, the Steipler Gaon, to consult and discuss

Be the Guarantee

Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, zt”l, was renowned for his extraordinary drive and hasmada (diligence in learning), sterling character, warmth and self-sacrifice. A personable and approachable

Chanukah: Lit

The honorable Yehudah Avner, z”l, was a legendary ambassador, diplomat and political insider. A consiglieri for Prime Minister Menachem Begin, z”l, Avner also filled advisory