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Meron Child

Chany Rosengarten

We’ve been here.” Esther gestured at the swarms of people climbing Mount Meron. “Hashem has helped us. He’s here for us again.” “Yes.” She bleated it like a lost sheep in the night, to the backs of purposeful men and woman clutching prayer books and shawls. “Pray,” he urged her. His face squeezed with longing, with the intensity of his request. “I will.” But her voice was a dejected whisper, her shoulders a frail armor. “Then we didn’t think we’d ever have Shimon.”

 

The Fruits of Friendship

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Centuries ago, Rabbi Akiva’s students died because of the lack of kavod they showed each other. At this time of year, we remember why friends are so important, plus how to be a trusty confidante.

 

The Organic Food Obsession

Shira Isenberg

From the hype created by marketing mavens, it certainly seems that organic food is well worth the money. But take a closer look and you’ll see that the issue is far more complex.



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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