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Jr. Tales: Dark Secrets

Y. Bromberg

“Scaredy-cat,” Chavie said, shaking her head. “What do you think you’re going to find out? That there are ghosts in the house?” She laughed

 

Jolly Solly: Streetlights

R. Atkins

Mr. Krankowitz glanced out of a nearby window — to his surprise all of Sunny Lane was in darkness. Whatever in the world was going on?

 

The Bear Family: Benny Bear Becomes a Bear

Yael Mermelstein

“We should have a mascot, you know, someone dressing up as a bear of course, during the carnival. And of course it should be Benny Bear”

 

History Highlights: Baghdad

Rabbi Meir Goldberg

When most people think of Baghdad, they think of wars and armies fighting over it. But for thousands of years, Baghdad was home to many Jews

 

Hide and Seek: Chapter 8

Bracha Rosman

“No, no. You didn’t… you didn’t!” But she knew he had. A wave of darkness engulfed her, and Idy fell to her knees

 

Cold Fronts

When Malkie met Ruchie’s eyes, she felt like she was peering into a chest of warm memories — they were all there. Ruchie seemed to genuinely still care about her and their friendship. But then why wasn’t she making time for them to spend together?

 

Ditch the Diets

Ahuva Sofer

You indulge. You feel gross. And your healthy lunch is history. Why does this scene seem so familiar to so many? What went wrong?

 

Another Kind of Revolution

Avital Jeidel

Most people would prefer to go to sunny, safe Florida for midwinter break, and you couldn’t pay them to go to Belarus for ten days! But I never like doing what most people do, anyway

 

DMCs: A Hard Friendship

As told to Leah Greenburg

I felt like screaming after her, “After all I did for you, you are angry at me?!” And that’s where we stand. Like I said, it’s a hard friendship. Or maybe not a friendship at all anymore

 

The Principal’s Daughter: Chapter 1

Yonina Levine

Rivky follows a few paces behind, her loafers scuffed, her tights frayed. In her mind she calculates all the things that are wrong with her

 

Blackout!

Sivi Sekula

Suddenly the lights go out and — what then? Most blackouts last just a few hours, but why do they occur? And what happens when they last way longer?

 

To Fly Without Wings

Shoshana Schwartz

And then Daddy let slip that it’s not horseback riding lessons, it’s horseback riding therapy. Been there, done that. Thanks, but no thanks. Since Mom died I’ve done a gazillion therapies, and I totally don’t see the point



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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”