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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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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?”