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Orange You Glad You’re Nonny Bear

Yael Mermelstein

I came home from school on Tuesday feeling confused. You see, I’m used to having people look at me funny because I look a little different. But people are usually pretty nice about it and eventually they get used to me. But today, something really weird happened in our class. Ezra Goldberg started it by throwing the ball really hard at Boaz Tawil during recess.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

bear story “Hey,” Boaz said. “Why are you throwing so hard?”

“Because you told me I don’t know what good food is till I eat Sephardic food. I like my mother’s food.”

Well, that got the attention of Boaz’s friend Stevie Ben-Chamu.

“Did you say you don’t like Sephardic food?” Stevie said.

“And what if we don’t?” said Shimmy Eisenbach who was getting in on the fight.

Personally, I thought the whole thing was silly. Who cared if food was Sephardic or Ashkenazic as long as it was tasty? But by the end of the day there was an all-out war in the classroom. I refused to take sides.

 

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