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Happy 700th Birthday

C. Rosenberg, Chaim Finkelstein

We’ve created 699 issues of Mishpacha Jr. Now it’s time to hear from you! Two writers met with a panel of Jr. experts at TurtleBoo

 

What Our Readers Have to Say about Jr.

Compiled by C. B. Lieber

Dear readers, we loved reading your answers to our questions! Here’s just a sample of the answers we got. We wish we could have included them all!

 

Jolly Solly: Forward, March!

R. Atkins

“There’s going to be a parade,” he informed them. “I can’t tell you who’s in it, as it’s top secret. But do come and watch!”

 

Story Time: The Saintly Slave: Chapter 4

Y. Bromberg

“We have to come to heap blessings upon your head. You will change the fate of this entire war, Sheikh Sayid!”

 

Crisscross: Chapter 11

Tovy Mann

The minute we arrive at cheder I’m surrounded by a mob of shouting boys. “It looks like you’re a celebrity,” my father laughs

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 39

Rivka Streicher

And they are gone. In a plume of colors, the butterflies take to the air, flapping and stretching into full splendor



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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?”