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What’s in Your Tea?

Rhona Lewis

Surprise! The world’s favorite beverage, after water, isn’t Coke. It’s camellia sinensis, also known as tea. Today China, India, Kenya, and Sri Lanka are the biggest tea growers. Mishpacha Junior spoke to Lou Wedd, who worked on tea farms in the Highlands of Kenya.

 

Shragi and Shia Say Goodbye

Yael Mermelstein

“Shoshana, get down off of those boxes, you’re going to hurt yourself!” my mother yelled. You should know by now that my mother is super fair and that she is NOT the yelling type. But according to parents, today was a super stressful day. The Kolodny family was moving! My father got a new job in a new city and since there were some great yeshivos over there my parents said, “Why not?”

 

Moving On, Staying Strong

As Told to Riva Pomerantz

I was a regular, well-adjusted girl with a great, happy childhood, good friends, and a stable home. Definitely more on the practical, down-to-earth side, not “mushy gushy” like some of the other kids in my class, and with a touch of tomboy in me — a result of being sandwiched between two brothers — I did well in school and looked forward to going to the seminary of my choice in Eretz Yisrael.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without