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Meet the Meat People

Malky Lowinger

Is there a sizzling roast or a perfectly sliced deli platter on your Yom Tov table? How does meat get from farm to table?


Musical Memories

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod

Music has always been part of Jewish life, and the new Hebrew Music Museum in Yerushalayim celebrates all the instruments we’ve used throughout history


Dance to the Beat

Sarah Moeses

Music sets the tone at a simchah; you don’t just listen to live music, you experience it. How much do you know about bands?


Jr. Tales: Eye on the Prize

Bluma G.

The booth was a wet, soapy mess by the time I left with my treasured goldfish. Nosson and I were the two happiest kids on the planet


Azzam’s Plot: Chapter 1

Y. Bromberg

The king watched as Dibi bared his fangs at Azzam and growled. “Sometimes I’m not sure who you despise more, the Jews or my beloved dog”


Crisscross: Chapter 38

Tovy Mann

Yael’s dark brown eyes meet mine. I can feel her rapid heartbeat. “It’s going to be okay,” I promise her, “Ima’s going to be fine”


Bricks and Ladders: Chapter 24

Ariella Schiller

Being liked by Tamara Fine is no small matter. I’ve seen the way the other girls look at me whenever she calls out a sunny, “Hey there, RaRa”


Exotic Fruits

Sivi Sekula

Here’s a guide to the interesting fruits that might wind up on your table this year


Back to Basics

Ruchama Schneidman

I roll my eyes. It’s the first time I can remember wishing that Penina lived too far away from my house to just walk over.


The Deadly Dance: Chapter 2

Y. Bromberg

“I’m not letting your husband free until he can dance the hopak in my bear costume. How do you like that, eh?”


Crisscross: Chapter 36

Tovy Mann

Ima looks upset. “He said,” she whispers, “that he’s willing to trade. He will get his son and we can keep his daughter.”

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