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Around the World in Eight Weeks: Zoos

Rhona Lewis

Long before zoological gardens (shortened to zoos) there were menageries — private collections of exotic animals owned by aristocrats who wanted to show off their power and wealth. The oldest menagerie discovered is atHierakonpolis,Egypt. It’s about 3,500 years old and it included hippos, hartebeest, elephants, and baboons.

 

It Happened to Me: My First Half of Vacation

Rivkah Small

In the last 20 minutes, my plans for the next three months had turned upside down. How do things happen so quickly? The time I broke my arm, it took me weeks to get over not just the pain, but the shock of one minute being on my bike, cheerfully pedaling along, and the next minute being on the ground, my arm pinned under me at a strange angle. I felt a similar sense of shock now.

 

On the Job: Mapmaker

Rhona Lewis

Who plans the trails that lead through forests? Who makes the maps that help us follow the trail? Are there different types of maps? Mishpacha Junior spoke to Yehuda Nyssen, a professional forest mapmaker, to find out.



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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