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The Museum of Failure Is a Smashing Success!

Rochel Burstyn

Some folks celebrate failure! In fact, there’s even a Museum of Failure. Apparently, failure can be just as interesting — or even more interesting — than success

 

Yosef Chaim’s Amazing Invention

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Ima sighed. The cheerful smiley tone in her voice turned to desperation. “Well, Yosef Chaim. Looks like it’s just you and me again, as usual”

 

Claim to Fame: Rebbe Alter

C. B. Lieber

It’s the time of year when everyone likes to turn on some music to help them work. So who better to speak to than Rebbe Alter?

 

Teen Fiction: Birthdays and Tiffany’s

Ariella Schiller

Becky Becky Becky. You’d think after 12 years of coexisting in the same room, the same space, the same role, I’d be used to her

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 40

Rivka Streicher

I frown over the meager sentences. Really, Naomi, have you nothing more to say to your old Dad?

 

The Saintly Slave: Chapter 5

Y. Bromberg

“Sheikh Sayid is still a Muslim at heart,” Rav Shimshon said darkly. “Don’t be fooled by the gimmicks he’s been displaying. He has a plan”

 

Crisscross: Chapter 12

Tovy Mann

My thoughts go back to Shimmy. Dare I meet him in the park at nine tonight? Should I ask my parents what to do?



MM217
 
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?”