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Happy Birthday to You!

B. Deer

The lights are out. The guests are hiding. The birthday girl walks in. Lights go on. Guests jump up and shout, “Surprise!” And the festivities begin. What was the best birthday party you’ve ever been to?

 

F is for Friendship: Chanukah Miracles

Ruchama Schnaidman

Real fire was flashing around a little menorah in the living room and leaping toward the walls. And even though every part of me turned to liquid, somehow I screamed. The loudest, most frightening sound came out of my mouth

 

Jr. Tales: Door Prizes

Rachel Stein

Maybe she could finally get the matching necklace-and-earring set all the girls were wearing! At least that, if she couldn’t have a big birthday bash

 

Super Avi: Episode 6

Ruchama Schnaidman

Kislev — Chanukah — it’s the time of nissim and Avi has so much to share

 

Hide & Seek: Chapter 3

Bracha Rosman

Mrs. Renard exhaled sharply though her nose. “Don’t lie to me, girl. Where did you hide the eggs?”

 

Trendsetters

Esther Michelson

Chimes sounded as Simi hesitantly opened the door to the world of Trendsetters. She was immediately accosted by flashy, neon colors splattered across the walls. Oddly enough, as a backdrop to all this sensory overload, soft classical music enveloped her in its relaxing tunes. Well, thought Simi, all I’m here for is a straightforward cut

 

Silver & Gold: Chapter 52

Zivia Reischer

“We are so funny. We are so predictable! All my secret plans and drama have backfired once again, and once again, you’re misunderstanding me”



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you