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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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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?