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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”



 
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