Rav Meir Bransdorfer's Grandfather's Zionist Classic

From Avraham Broide’s obituary of Rav Meir Brandsdorfer in Yated Ne’eman1: Rav Meir was born in 5694/1934 in Antwerp, Belgium. Rav Shlomo, his father, was a descendant of the Harei Besamim, Rav Akiva Ginz the First (grandfather of Rav Akiva Eiger), and his mother, Frumet, was the daughter of the Mishnah Sachir, Rav Yissachar Teichtal. …

The Stuff That Tragedy Is Made Of

From Chapter VIII: “The Elf-Child and the Minister” of The Scarlet Letter: Governor Bellingham stepped through the window into the hall, followed by his three guests. “Hester Prynne,” said he, fixing his naturally stern regard on the wearer of the scarlet letter, “there hath been much question concerning thee of late. The point hath been …