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Hotline Highlights

Surela

In the olden days, when you were home alone, the only way to get some real live company was to step outside and go find a real live person to talk to. Then in the late 1800s, thanks to Alexander Graham Bell’s newest invention, you could actually walk over to a funny-shaped machine, punch in a few numbers, and — magic! Today we can liven things up — and make things really interactive from our homes. We can call a hotline. In one instant, we’re connected. Now we’re talking!

 

Madame Chamberlaine and the Surprise Costume

Tzipie Wolner

Shuly and I were excited. Not only was Purim coming, Madame Chamberlaine had promised to come for Purim, too! And this time, we had a surprise for her

 

The Miracle of Me

Ruchama Cohen

I wasn’t the only girl shaking as we filed into the room to take our tests, but I was sure I was the only one carrying what my teacher called “a bad attitude.”

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