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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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