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Bowling for Breakfast

Bracha Rosman

Cereal seems to be one of the most popular breakfast foods everywhere. But guess what? Cereal wasn’t always what kids reached for in the morning. What was life like before Cocoa Puffs?

 

Jolly Solly’s Box Score

R. Atkins

Mrs. Morris was not pleased. Five new cornflakes boxes had been opened, all at the same time. And the old box was still half full!

 

Happy Birthday, Ahuva and Roni Bear!

Yael Mermelstein

My birthday is 7 Tammuz. Guess when Roni’s birthday is? Also 7 Tammuz! Ima says that Roni was my birthday present when I turned three.

 

Claim to Fame: Rebound Power

C.B. Lieber

Looking for a fun new way to jump and dance? Tired of the standard aerobics routine? Mrs. Faigy Wasserman has the solution for you.

 

Breakthrough: Chapter 39

Tovy Mann

The children are on their way to spend Shabbos with their parents at a mystery location, unaware their mother will soon be leaving them again.

 

Jr. Tales: Midnight Hunting

Y. Bromberg

Thunder could be heard in the distance. A storm was coming. “I hate when it rains during the summer!” Dassy complained to her brother Dovi.

 

Music to My Soul

True story by Tsirel Pacht

When I try to sing with other people, a little technicality called the “key” gets in the way, and it just doesn’t sound right

 

DMCs: Roll of the Dice

As told to Ariella Brown

The thing is that it’s not my problem anyhow; it’s my father’s problem. By default, though, it’s a problem for everyone around him, but if he doesn’t think it’s a problem, then it’s never going to change, because a person can only change if they really want to. And he says he doesn’t have a problem. So that’s the end of that.

 

Teen Voices on Money Matters: Part 4

Ahuvah Sofer with the Mesila Staff

We live in a close-knit society and are usually happy to lend cash to one another if need be. It’s all fine and good, but are we always displaying healthy boundaries and a strong sense of responsibility? When can things get patchy, or downright wrong? Teens share their experiences with borrowing and lending.

 

Getting to Know Me

Summer is a time for plenty of social opportunities. But what do you do if you don’t fit into this picture? Teens write in to TeenPages about “fitting in.”

 

Meet Sara K., an Out-of-the-Box Bais Yaakov Girl

Ruchama Schnaidman

She told me that living in Moscow for a year was going to be absolutely nothing like camp, and that I should expect it to be a lot of work, without the excitement of camp to go with it.

 

Teen Fiction: All That Matters

Chana Yanofsky

Sometimes, Henny admitted, it was the little people who were in the right place at the right time, innocently absorbing the most important information.

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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?