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Like the walls of the succah, the walls teens build in difficult situations create a quiet space filled with security
To find out a bit more about what really goes into making Teen Pages, we turn to Editor Daniela Thaler’s daughter, Rivka Brocha Thaler
Shuey’s voice rang out with enthusiasm, with a touch of... was it willingness to make things better? Hope? Shira couldn’t quite make it out, but it was something good, something that made the booming zeman simchaseinu ring clear and true
From as far back as kindergarten, Chana Frankel (all names have been changed, of course) had always been the most outspoken, opinionated girl in my class. And if I’m going to be entirely honest, a little bit mean too
There’s something special about sitting within the four walls of a succah — its majesty and splendor have the power to transform, to transcend. Four stories about breaking down walls that may be holding you back
As though I had given her the key to my treasure box, Bracha would grab my hand and we’d fly out of the house together
Imagine being handed a can of paint and given a canvas over six feet high to decorate as you like. A child’s dream come true!
My social life was complicated, and lots of intricate maneuvering needed to happen for me to face Shabbos and Yom Tov without dissolving into tears
Even if Ruchama is a recent baalas teshuvah who emigrated from Eretz Yisrael, is she more important than me?
As kids, there are things we need and want, and we’re basically dependent on our parents for those things. How best to communicate these needs?
Why would anyone trade hats with a total stranger and dance up a storm without being otherwise acquainted?
She had no business being here. She should leave now, before someone found her here — again — and asked her questions she didn’t want to answer