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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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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