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The Coast of Kenya

Rhona Lewis

All aboard! Climb into the dhow and we’ll sail off to the coral reef that lines the coast of Kenya. A dhow is a sailing boat similar to a canoe, but it has one or more triangular sails and two outriggers — long, thin bars attached to either side of the canoe to balance it. Sit still so you don’t rock the dhow. We’ll walk along the reef and see the tiny fish left behind in the coral pools when the tide went out. Maybe we’ll even find some cowry shells or a starfish to take home. Coming?

 

FYI: Deep Sea Diving

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Imagine the mysterious underwater world, full of strange creatures and plants, and imagine yourself swimming effortlessly through that world as the weirdest creatures pass by. That’s the amazing experience that deep sea divers have.…

 

Teshuvah: Writing Home

Avigail Sharer

How can we be zocheh to a good, sweet year? Chazal tell us the secret: teshuvah, tefillah, and tzedakah will remove any evil decree. Over the next three weeks, we’re going to focus on each of these in turn. This week, we’ll look at the way some kids decided to make amends.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek