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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



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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world