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The Latke Dilemma

Y. Bromberg

“I was wondering if you felt up to frying your delicious latkes for my birthday party in two days,” I asked cautiously

 

The Friendship Candle

Tzipi Wolner

I used to love school. I went to the huge Bais Yaakov two blocks from my house. I had tons of friends. Until last summer

 

Hide and Seek: Chapter 2

Bracha Rosman

Unbeknownst to anyone, two mistreated orphans — 16-year-old Idy and her 10-year-old brother Jacob — are living in the Renards’ attic.

 

The Hazards and Hilarity of Teenhood: Unqualified and Other Disasters of the Untalented

Malka Hillelsohn

I could not get my tenses straight, read a Rashi, or sit through a single class without somehow acting up

 

DMC: A New Family

As told to Leah Greenburg

Sometimes I get emotional or don’t feel like talking about it, and maybe that scares people or makes them feel like they overstepped some boundaries

 

The Art of Comics

Sivi Sekula

Walk into any Jewish book store and the first thing to hit your eye is sure to be the latest kosher comic book! What goes into creating something so much fun?

 

Discovering Strength & a Bright Future

Elky Pascal

Difficult teen years do not have to translate into difficult adulthoods. At times it can take years for the strength — and the greatness — to emerge

 

Jolly Solly: Bright Ideas

R. Atkins

Miriam opened the box and admired the candles inside. She felt very grand having candles that had come all the way from Eretz Yisrael

 

I Have a Little Dreidel

Bracha Rosman

“Maybe he’ll think I’m upset he gave me an ordinary dreidel. You know, like I’m only happy he comes because of the presents he brings”



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”