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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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