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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek