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Law of the Land

Yisrael Rutman

A parliamentary democracy is a system in which the political party that has the most members in the parliament forms the government. The leader of that party becomes the prime minister. The word “parliament” comes from an old word meaning “talk.” Not surprising, since talking is what parliaments do. But the talking isn’t pleasant schmoozing, it has a purpose — to make laws.

 

Nonny Bear and the Animal Farm

Yael Mermelstein

It all started when Ahuva came home with the strangest request. “Mommy, you know my friend Shulamis?” “Yes?” My mother stopped cleaning the kitchen table and looked at Ahuva with a funny expression on her face. My mother has a special antennae that can tell when one of her kids is about to ask for something.

 

The Real Me

Ruchie Bromberg

The Real Me is a great way to learn about different challenges kids face. This month we will be hearing from a very brave girl with diabetes. The more you know about diabetes, the less self-conscious a friend will feel. Understanding and acceptance are important and you’ll learn about early warning signs to help a friend in need.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without