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Mazel Brothers

Ruchama Schnaidman

“You know what parents need at this time of year?” Siman asked Tov. Tov looked up from the pile of sunflower seeds he had in front of him. The sun beat on his back. “Not sweaters!” Tov said when he saw what Siman was holding. “Not sweaters, that’s true,” Siman said. “But a sweater, just one perfect sweater, that’s something that everyone needs.”

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

“Aha!” Siman said. He grabbed Tov’s shoulders. “You’re brilliant,” he said. Tov coughed. “Why, thank you,” he said. He split some more sunflower seeds between his teeth. “Siman,” he finally said, “what exactly did I say that made you say that?” “Aha!” Siman said again. “Because you hit the nail on the head, the hammer on the nose, because what I have planned for the month of Nissan will take care of everything!” “Everything?” Tov asked. “Oh, yes,” Siman said and then he lifted his feet off the ground and jumped in the air like a child. “Everything! Everything!” he squealed. “Kids who clean and kids who are entertained and sweaters! Sweaters! Glorious sweaters.” 

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