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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”