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Mixed Bag

Meira Feinman

We all know how good it feels to get a real, live letter or package in the mail — whether we’re at home or at camp, getting mail is pretty exciting. Even “Happy Birthday from Toys “R” Us” puts a smile on our faces. Mail is a part of our everyday lives, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Let’s explore with a trip into the Mishpacha Jr. mailbag. What’s turned up this morning? Quite a collection of interesting odds and ends about the mail itself!

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Who was a Jewish prince in a Muslim kingdom? Don’t know? He was also a rosh yeshivah, a magnificently wealthy philanthropist, and a general. Still don’t know?????!!!!! Sit back and let Zeidy Zakon tell you about Shmuel HaNagid

 

DMC’s: Half a House

Rivkah Small

I slammed the closet door in my bedroom nice and hard. It was a release of pent-up energy. That closet door has a knack for coming off its track when slammed the way I had just done. But it didn’t matter this time if it got off track, because tomorrow the whole house would be reduced to a pile of kindling in the front yard.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
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
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
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