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No Food Allowed

Chaya Baila Gavant and Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

We all need it to live. But what happens when it’s not available or not allowed, like on a fast day? Our bodies can manage for a short time without eating, though not forever. What’s the story behind fasting, and would anyone ever try it voluntarily?

 

Shragi and Shia and the Book-a-Thon

Yael Mermelstein

“I’m going to read at least 50 books for the Book-a-thon,” I said to Shia. “You know I’m more of a bookworm than you are.” “You may be more of a bookworm than I am, but you certainly aren’t any smarter than I am,” Shia said. I begged to differ but I wasn’t about to start fighting with Shia over it because when you try to go nose to nose with Shia you always end up with a bruise.

 

Sari’s War Diary

Yocheved Gottesman

As thousands of missiles and rockets fell on Israel during the 9 days of Operation Pillar of Defense, Sari Perlberg, 12, from Ashdod, kept a detailed diary. Here she shares it with Mishpacha Junior readers.

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Something from Nothing
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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?”