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Look Out Below!

Rochel Burstyn

When you hear the word “underwater,” what do you think of? Seaweed or jellyfish, perhaps? Maybe an old sunken ship or a blue whale? Today we’re heading under the sea and exploring an underwater museum, underwater pyramids, and much more!

 

Yosef Chaim’s History Lesson

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Sometimes being the oldest pays. This time it paid in a big way, as I got to visitEngland! Abba had some business to do with a yeshivah inLondon, and he said he would take me and Yaakov Yisrael along as a treat. Londonwas a bit boring at first, as Abba had to deal with his business in the yeshivah, but he promised us that the next day he’d take us on a guided tour ofLondon— that was more like it!

 

A Glint of Sunlight

Susie Garber

“Oh, Rivka, it’s stunning!” I touched the glittering diamond bracelet that circled my sister’s wrist. Rivka smiled at me. “I still can’t believe I’m really engaged! And Ari picked this gorgeous bracelet for me “ We stood near the shoreline catching our breath after our early morning walk. In two months my sister was getting married.

 

Let’s Visit Angel’s Bakery

Rhona Lewis

In 1927, Shlomo Angel began buying flour inDamascus and selling it inJerusalem. He then bought a bakery in Bayit Vegan and asked his father and three brothers to join him.

 

A Price to Pay

As told to Bassi Kohn

There I was, dangling in the air, terrified, in the second week of ninth grade. Me — little, wimpy, shy — Chaviva Golding, was being held hostage by Malka, a classmate, who was literally gripping me. “Put me down,” I heaved, again and again. But Malka only squeezed tighter.

 

Ahuva Bear and the Paint Job

Yael Mermelstein

Hello. My name is Ahuva Bear. Some of my friends call me Huvabear, but I prefer just plain Ahuva. I’m 10 years old and my mother always says that I’m 10 going on 20. This disturbs me because there are many years in between 10 and 20. I know it’s just a figure of speech, but still.



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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”
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!”
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