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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.



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told