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And…We’re Back!

Yisrael Rutman

Everybody gets discouraged some time or other. Even the greatest people have their ups and downs. But they don’t give up. They keep on trying. Even if you don’t reach your goal in the end, if you haven’t given up, that itself is a comeback. This week, Jr. explores many different kinds of comebacks. We hope they inspire you to make a great comeback of your own.

 

Waiting for Madame (and Still Waiting)

Tzipie Wolner

We were sitting around the dinner table when Monsieur Two-Meh-Two banged on the table with his fork. “So kids, who misses Madame Chamberlaine?” I jumped out of my seat. “Is she finally coming back?!” “I’m afraid so,” Monsieur said sadly.

 

The Real Me

Ruchie Bromberg

Dearest readers, This month we’re proud to introduce you to Libby, a wonderful, happy, and talented girl born with Down syndrome.



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What’s in a Name?
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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
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Steven and Jonathan Litton
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you