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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without