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Jr. Tales: Olives and Lemons Make Oil and Lemonade

Rhona Lewis

Nonna — Grandma — wasn’t smiling and standing over a pot of pasta sauce spiced with oregano, and Nonno didn’t come in from the groves at six o’clock

 

Two-Way Chesed

Based on a True Story by Tsirel Pacht

Chaviva Weisberger is almost always available to cook, but she does not deliver. I’ll need to find another volunteer to bring the food to the hospital

 

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Yisrael Rutman

All the technology in the world can’t seem to make life perfectly safe. Can anything be done to prevent at least some accidents? Yes and no…

 

Intersection of Kindness and Warmth

Simi Besser

Sunday mornings in Montreal see a cheerful, bearded crossing guard singing parshah rhymes, and bringing smiles to children and adults alike

 

The Mysterious Candlesticks: Chapter 3

Y. Bromberg

“Stop!” A shout pierced through the air, shattering the peaceful silence. “There’s an ambush at the bottom! Go back!”

 

Jolly Solly: Full Stop

R. Atkins

The next Monday morning, a strange sight greeted the schoolchildren. There were two crossing guards at the crosswalk instead of one, looking virtually identical

 

F Is for Friendship: Best Friend Ever

Ruchama Schnaidman

“Yeah,” I said and my fingers started twisting the way they usually do when I’m surrounded by the most popular girls in my class

 

Crisscross: Chapter 5

Tovy Mann

I turn toward the door to see if the Arabs are still waiting there. I see only Shimmy Gutman lolling by the coat rack

 

Yosef Chaim’s Adventures: Yosef Chaim Learns a Lesson

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

That was a really cool class. It was amazing to hear about all the smart ideas Hashem put into animals’ heads about how to survive

 

The Mysterious Candlesticks: Chapter 2

Y. Bromberg

His hero was a soldier in armor. He looked young and intelligent and something about the way he carried himself gave an aura of an experienced warrior

 

Crisscross: Chapter 4

Tovy Mann

At last it’s time for our morning break. I’m starving! At least I was until I see Shimmy Gutman standing by the sink waiting for me

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 32

Zivia Reischer

It’s most stark for them, because they were on the hill, and they’re probably haunted by “it could have been me”

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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