Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



One Step at a Time

Rachel Stein

“Betzalel, did you do your homework?” Mommy asked, noticing he was about to run outside to play with his friends. “We don’t have any today,” Betzalel answered quickly, the words rolling off his tongue before he could stop them. “Okay,” Mommy said. “Have fun!” Waving, Betzalel grabbed his bat and glove and headed out to join his friends. Why’d you lie? Betzalel heard a little voice pipe up sounding surprised.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“Good job, Betzalel!” his teammates called, slapping him on the back. Betzalel smiled and stepped up to bat. “Three-zero, good game!” Tuvia announced, a couple of hours later. “See you tomorrow, everyone.” I helped my team win, Betzalel thought happily as he walked home from the park. Now everyone will want me on their team. But we may not have won if you had told the truth, said the voice. Squashing that annoying thought like a bug underfoot, Betzalel turned his thoughts to supper. 

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


 
Out with the Girls
Yonoson Rosenblum Another progressive revolution that eats its own
And I Will Glorify Him
Eytan Kobre Herman Wouk “made G-d a bestseller”
What You've Learned
Alexandra Fleksher Allow me to let you in on what school is all about
Going Broke
Mishpacha Readers Reader feedback for “The Kids Are Going to Camp..."
Top 5 Ways Jews Try to Lose Weight
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Gaining weight and talking about losing weight
He Soaked Up Our Pain
Rabbi Yaakov Klein A tribute to Reb Shlomo Cheshin ztz”l
Leaving on a High Note
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman And then it happened. I knew it would
Family Matters
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Not the answers they teach in medical school
Play the Night Away
Riki Goldstein May we all share simchahs, no strings attached!
Fast Thinking
Faigy Peritzman How we react when we're exempt from a mitzvah
Baalat Teshuvah
Rachel Karasenti Don’t ask, “So how did you become frum?”
Confessions of a PhD Graduate
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When it comes to parenting, we’re always learning
Dear Favorite Little Sis
Anonymous I ended up wanting to be like you
Who's Making My Phone Calls?
Sara Eisemann Should I be upfront that I’m calling for myself?