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Raising Butterflies

Chava Dumas

Caterpillars are ugly green bugs. No one would ever imagine that in the space of a few weeks, they are transformed into beautiful, colorful butterflies. Why not watch that transformation yourself? It’s a breathtaking example of the wonderful world Hashem has created for us. Here’s what to do:

 

Last Week of Vacation...

Yael Mermelstein

When the fun of camp is over but it’s not yet time for school, boredom can sometimes creep up unawares. Here are some suggestions to keep you busy during the last week of summer. Start the day with davening and stories or parshah, and intersperse the activities below with rest time, coloring, snacks, park trips, and all the other fun things that are even more delicious now that vacation’s drawing to a close. You could use the afternoons to get ready for school. Happy home camping!

 

Shoe Factory

Rochel Burstyn

Hi, I’m Shuki, and this is my little friend, Tuki. It’s almost time to return to school, which means that the shoe stores are going to be packed, filled with kids and mommies buying shoes for school and getting ready for Yom Tov. So today, we’re going to visit the Parigina shoe Factory in Brunswick, Australia. We’re going to find out how shoes are made by hand.…



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Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
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