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Firsts and First Reactions

Yisrael Rutman

New ideas and inventions are often met with suspicion. Read about the first reactions to things that we take for granted today

 

Jr. Tales: Unit 613

Yehuda Bromberg

What happens when some boys decide to pinch-hit for Chaveirim responders?

 

Hide and Seek: Chapter 45

Bracha Rosman

Mr. Matthews looked down at the injured man. “Moe, I don’t know if you can hear me. I want to tell you that your niece, Lulu, is alive and well”

 

A Sign of Acceptance

Bassy Goldhirsch

I resented her. I resented her lifestyle, her mode of dress. I resented her new approach to life

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 22

Rivka Streicher

Now, Aunt Debbie is going out with a young man from here, from the place my high-flying city-girl aunt, endearingly calls “country”



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”