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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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