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Succos: The Israeli Experience

Rochel Gross

Thursday, 11 Tishrei Dear Diary … Am I really here in Eretz Yisrael? I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Was it only yesterday that I was in London, fasting and davening in shul? So much can happen in 24 hours!

 

Mr. Ronnie Sieger: Succah Seller

Meira Feinman

A driveway lined with bamboo poles and mats and boxes of every size, leading to a garage full of cords, connectors, tarps of all sizes and decorations galore. Where do you think we are? A hardware store? A party outlet? A garage sale? Not exactly — we’re at Mr. Ronnie Sieger’s succah sale. Come on in, take a look around!

 

Two of a Kind

Bracha Rosman

Rikki twirled before the full length mirror in the dressing room. “It’s perfect,” she declared. “I love the sequins and trimming. What do you think?” Goldie looked at her twin sister. “Looks fine.” “Fine!” Rikki exclaimed. “How can you say that? It’s stunning!” Goldie shrugged. Shopping wasn’t really her thing. “Fine then, it’s stunning.”



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Elephant in the Room
Eytan Kobre Welcome to the Monkey House
No Hitting
Jacob L. Freedman “Torah doesn’t stand for that kind of behavior”
The Must Vs. The Should
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Performing G-d’s mitzvos transcends personal feelings
Tongue in Check
Faigy Peritzman There’s no substitute for positive reinforcement
Debugging the Dynamic
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Positive change starts with the spouse who’s smart
Social Savvy Vs. My Kids’ Shidduchim
Sara Eisemann As parents, we have the obligation to contain ourselves