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Places of Natural Beauty

Ray Rivlin

Around the world there are places of natural beauty that give us renewed appreciation of Hashem’s beautiful world. Natural beauty spots were mostly formed by erosion (the wearing away of rocks and soil by water, wind, and ice), by volcanic eruption, or from the earth’s natural movements. In this article, we tell you about some of these wonderful places. If you live near one of them, ask to be taken to see it for real. When you are all grown up, rich, and successful, maybe you’ll get to see the rest!

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Who was king of Eretz Yisrael at a time when every single Jew knew even the most difficult of Torah laws? Don’t know? Hint: He was the ruler when the enemy armies surrounding Yerushalayim were defeated without the Yidden firing even one arrow or picking up a single sword. STILL DON’T KNOW? Then let Zeidy Zakon tell you all about …Chizkiyahu HaMelech!

 

The Courage to Stand Apart

Aliza Goldin

One of the most common questions I get on the topic of tzniyus — and one that I admit I used to ask myself over the years, before I started learning more — is, “Is tzniyus really that important?!” I mean, everyone understands that tzniyus is a basic component of a Jews’ avodas Hashem … but is it really as big of a deal as everyone makes it out to be? Could it really be that the fate of the Jewish people relies on the tzniyus of the women?



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Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
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Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you