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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”