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The Great Walls

Elky Pascal

Like the walls of the succah, the walls teens build in difficult situations create a quiet space filled with security

 

Let’s Meet… Rivka Brocha Thaler

Ruchama Schnaidman

To find out a bit more about what really goes into making Teen Pages, we turn to Editor Daniela Thaler’s daughter, Rivka Brocha Thaler

 

Clouds of Protection

Rivky Streicher

Shuey’s voice rang out with enthusiasm, with a touch of... was it willingness to make things better? Hope? Shira couldn’t quite make it out, but it was something good, something that made the booming zeman simchaseinu ring clear and true

 

DMCs: Behind the Bully

As told to Leah Greenburg

From as far back as kindergarten, Chana Frankel (all names have been changed, of course) had always been the most outspoken, opinionated girl in my class. And if I’m going to be entirely honest, a little bit mean too

 

My Succah, My Protection

Mishpacha Contributors

There’s something special about sitting within the four walls of a succah — its majesty and splendor have the power to transform, to transcend. Four stories about breaking down walls that may be holding you back

 

My Four Walls

Bassi Kohn

As though I had given her the key to my treasure box, Bracha would grab my hand and we’d fly out of the house together

 

The Succah’s Embrace

Orli Katz

Imagine being handed a can of paint and given a canvas over six feet high to decorate as you like. A child’s dream come true!

 

Hazards & Hilarity: Succos Insecurities

Malka Hillelsohn

My social life was complicated, and lots of intricate maneuvering needed to happen for me to face Shabbos and Yom Tov without dissolving into tears

 

Family Structures

Rivka Berman

Even if Ruchama is a recent baalas teshuvah who emigrated from Eretz Yisrael, is she more important than me?

 

Real Time Communication: Mesila, Part VI

Ahuva Sofer with Mesila Staff

As kids, there are things we need and want, and we’re basically dependent on our parents for those things. How best to communicate these needs?

 

Teen Talk: Linked Together

Chaya Hudy Moskovits

Why would anyone trade hats with a total stranger and dance up a storm without being otherwise acquainted?

 

Silver and Gold: Chapter 43

Zivia Reischer

She had no business being here. She should leave now, before someone found her here — again — and asked her questions she didn’t want to answer



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance