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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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Winds of Fear
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The juxtaposition of Irma and Elul
Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod