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Mishpacha Junior Talks to Your Favorite Writers

Mishpacha Junior

Summer has officially begun. It’s time to relax with a tantalizing pile of good books, written by your favorite authors. Mishpacha Junior brings together three of those authors in a roundtable discussion. Find out what they have to say about their prime writing time, their inspiration, and the advice they have to offer for aspiring writers.

 

What’s That Word? Look It Up!

by Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

A bookshelf isn’t complete without a trusty dictionary for checking out the spelling or meaning of a word. Did you ever wonder who wrote the dictionary and who decided the words should be spelled that way?

 

General Shimshi

By Rivkah Small

Shimshi’s father fondly looked at his 11-year-old son, sprawled at an awkward angle on the window sill, his eyes glued to the page of his book. His Shimshi was an inquisitive boy who read historical books — mostly about battles and military campaigns — almost nonstop. It was good, Mr. Miller thought stoutly, to be interested in a subject that taught you something.

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Declaring Bankruptcy
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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”