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The Weird World of Whacky Works

Tzipie Wolner

If you could choose a really original profession when you grow up, what would you choose? A pilot? A shoe designer? A gardener? I bet a career as a gum buster never even crossed your mind. Nor did it occur to you to become a snake milker. There are people out there who have these totally weird jobs, and they’re loving it!

 

Yosef Chaim’s Treasure

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

One of the best things about having an uncle living abroad is that we get great presents. My uncle always sends us something unusual, things we can’t get here in Israel. Once he sent me a really cool Game Boy, once a bright-pink monster that giggled, and all kinds of fun stuff. So this year when the package arrived for my birthday, I couldn’t wait to see what weird and wonderful present Uncle Nachum had sent me.

 

Button Fear

Rhona Lewis

If seven-year-old Yisrael manages to button his shirt when getting dressed for school, his mother lets him choose a candy from the jar of treats she keeps especially for him. That’s because buttoning up a shirt isn’t easy for Yisrael. In fact, not so long ago, Yisrael couldn’t even look at a button. He was afraid of buttons.



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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?