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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.”

 

Bricks and Ladders: Chapter 22

Ariella Schiller

“RaRa, where’s Hadas today?” I swallow and shift from foot to foot.

 

New Kid on the Block

Danielle Sarah Storch

Let’s meet a few “new kids” who’ve switched schools, for a variety of reasons, and hear what they have to say about it

 

Creating a Buzz!

Sarah Einhorn

It’s a bee thing at Rockland Honey

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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land