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Caught in the Act: Meet Malkie Knopfler

Sarah Einhorn

“I resorted to getting attention another way; through being the class clown. Actually, without realizing it, my teachers helped me along in my acting career”

 

DBTalk: Module 4: Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Part 2

Yael Dorfman and Bashi Levine, LPC, ACT

Say goodbye to passive, doormat, steamrolled, and stressed Shalva who never says no to anything. Say hello to the new, improved, not-afraid-to-stand-up-for-herself, assertive Shalva!

 

DMCs: Too Much

As told to Leah Greenburg

Soon we were hanging out at recess, walking around the yard together, deep in conversation about goodness knows what. I felt so mature, so worthy

 

Special Story Subsection: It’s Purim Unmasked!

Teen Pages Contributors

Exchange a smile for a frown, though life may look upside down. It’s only He who runs the show; grab each challenge, build and grow…

 

Friendship: When to Pass the Torch

Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

Both the person in crisis and the helping friend have to take care of themselves

 

Fiction: Beyond Expectations

Malky Cope

“Don’t you think you’re both secure enough in your friendship that you don’t have to give each other the fanciest mishloach manos to prove it?”

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 38

Rivka Streicher

I throw the pillow across the room, and suddenly I am laughing. Chortling. Like a hyena. The release of it, all those cascading feelings whooshing, whooshing out

 

DANGER: POISON!

By Rochel Burstyn

In honor of Purim — and Bigsan and Teresh’s foiled attempts — we’re exploring poisons…

 

Face Painting!

Malky Lowinger

Face painting is a fun and popular activity. If you’ve never done it before, Purim is the perfect time to try it

 

Jr. Tales: Egg Salad And Meatballs

Chaim Finkelstein

“Don’t you remember four years ago when your mother had a baby right before Pesach? Your family managed just fine without her”

 

The Saintly Slave: Chapter 3

Y. Bromberg

“You are a fool!” the pirates spat at Rav Shimshon as Chaim and the other Jews sadly walked away. “You will never see them again!”

 

Crisscross: Chapter 10

Tovy Mann

“She doesn’t really need words, does she?”



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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?”