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A Purim to Remember

Jr. Writers

What’s the craziest Purim costume you ever saw? The most unusual mishloach manos? Seven writers share their favorite Purim memories, milestones, and even miracles


Jolly Solly: Life of the Party

R. Atkins

No jugglers! No balloon artists! And a spotted towhee that couldn’t even do any tricks! This carnival looked set to be a woeful washout


The Secret Child: Chapter 7

Yehuda Bromberg

“The horses!” Yonah screamed, pointing towards the wagon. The horses had inexplicably started going wild, bucking up and down with terror.


Win or Lose: Chapter 17

Chaim Finkelstein


Bentzi and the Mystery in the Museum: Chapter 20

Shifra Glick

“Let’s stand farther away this time,” suggested Yom Tov, “and pretend to be busy with something else, and then maybe — Hey! What’s that?”


The Secret Child: Chapter 6

Yehuda Bromberg

“Sometimes I forget how young you are, Eliezer. But do not fear. Abba hired a special bodyguard to stay with you during the entire bar mitzvah celebration!”


Win or Lose: Chapter 16

Chaim Finkelstein

Yitzy felt like a whole family of butterflies was doing jumping jacks inside his stomach. Why were his parents here? Why did they look so worried?


Bentzi and the Mystery in the Museum: Chapter 19

Shifra Glick

I didn’t have to keep track of anyone who was already there. I had to watch the door to see if one of the suspects arrived


Bricks and Ladders: Chapter 48

Ariella Schiller

I think of the thousands of families in Stonesworth that make up Tamara’s world, and it is heartbreaking that she doesn’t know another family like ours


Jolly Solly: Cold, Hard Cash

R. Atkins

“Daddy! Guess what! Mr. Krankowitz is becoming rich. He got a letter from a company about diamonds in Antarctica. Maybe you can get rich as well”


The Secret Child: Chapter 5

Yehuda Bromberg

Yonah winced as he tried adjusting himself higher onto the bed. “I’m just not so smart. But you know what? I’d wrestle a bear again for sure”

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