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Fasten Your Seatbelt

Yisrael Rutman

All the technology in the world can’t seem to make life perfectly safe. Can anything be done to prevent at least some accidents? Yes and no…

 

Intersection of Kindness and Warmth

Simi Besser

Sunday mornings in Montreal see a cheerful, bearded crossing guard singing parshah rhymes, and bringing smiles to children and adults alike

 

The Mysterious Candlesticks: Chapter 3

Y. Bromberg

“Stop!” A shout pierced through the air, shattering the peaceful silence. “There’s an ambush at the bottom! Go back!”

 

Jolly Solly: Full Stop

R. Atkins

The next Monday morning, a strange sight greeted the schoolchildren. There were two crossing guards at the crosswalk instead of one, looking virtually identical

 

F Is for Friendship: Best Friend Ever

Ruchama Schnaidman

“Yeah,” I said and my fingers started twisting the way they usually do when I’m surrounded by the most popular girls in my class

 

Crisscross: Chapter 5

Tovy Mann

I turn toward the door to see if the Arabs are still waiting there. I see only Shimmy Gutman lolling by the coat rack



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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?”