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Do Weeds Get Your Goat?

Rachel Stein

“Hey, Gavi, how would you like to see something super fun and exciting?” Uncle Yissi’s rich voice boomed in Gavi’s ear, and Gavi grinned into the receiver. “Sure,” Gavi replied, his heart lifting at the idea of an ordinary Sunday becoming extraordinary. You just never know what Uncle Yissi has in store, he mused, remembering the time he’d shown up at their door before Pesach, camels in tow, to give them free rides around the block.

 

Zeidy Zakon

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

It took 2,000 years, but a city destroyed by the Romans has been rebuilt, and is a center of Torah and mitzvos.

 

Make the Cut

Rhona Lewis

Knives, saws, scissors, shears, sickles, scythes, and lawnmowers — they’re all used for cutting. What jobs use cutting instruments, and for what?

 

Jr. Tales: Do Weeds Get Your Goat?

Rachel Stein

Uncle Yissi also turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. What will it be this time?

 

Welcome to Beitar!

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Rav Shach. Igros Moshe. Baba Sali... Gedolim? Sure. Rebbi cards? Yes. They’re also streets in the Torah city of Beitar.

 

Breakthrough: Chapter 32

R. Istrin

Both doors were jammed shut. Benny pounded on the glass windows. “Let me out! LET ME OUT!”

 

Silver and Gold: Chapter 23

Zivia Reischer

I wasn’t looking for new experiences. I wasn’t looking for excitement. I wasn’t looking to get involved in anything “important.”



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Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
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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