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A Pet Lioness

Rhona Lewis

In northKenya, in 1957, Game Warden George Adamson and other hunters were trying to capture a man-eating lion, when a furious lioness charged a fellow warden. George Adamson shot her. Moments later, he realized that she had been so courageous because she had been trying to protect her three cubs who were hiding in a crevice in a rock. Since the cubs were too young to survive on their own, George took them home to his wife, Joy. Thus began the story of Elsa, the pet lioness.

 

Silent Messages — Part 1

Rochel Gellman

You know another language! Only you’re not speaking it. Nonverbal communication, often referred to as “body language,” is a vital form of communication — a natural, unconscious language that broadcasts our true feelings and intentions in any given moment, and clues us in to the feelings and intentions of those around us.

 

Professor Turnabout Rewrites History: Hamelin, 1284

Avigail Sharer

Rats! They’re everywhere! Big, black rats, squeaking and crawling and nibbling and chewing, brushing past beds in the dead of night, running over babies in cribs, scampering through the streets of the town. Ugh! I’m going straight back into my time capsule and heading home. Apart from the pet rabbit I had when I was eight, I’ve never been fond of creatures with four legs. As for rats … dirty vermin. They make me shudder.

 

The Builder

Shimon Breitkopf, Yair Wasserman, and Aharon Rubin

Reb Yehuda Paley, though known for his acts of chesed, his sharp business acumen, his extensive communal activities, his connections with gedolei yisrael, and his vast influence on important events both in chareidi society and in the country in general, never took himself too seriously. There was always that joke, that self-deprecating smile and mischievous wit that was intertwined with the talent that made up his exceptional character.

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak The juxtaposition of Irma and Elul
Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod