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Pearly Whites

Cindy Scarr

When we think jewelry we think precious metals and jewels found buried in the earth. But one jewel is found not under the earth, but under the water and inside a living creature, most often an oyster. It’s a pearl.

 

Dr. Mitzvah in Buttonville

Yaffa Ganz

Dr. Mitzvah was walking home from shul when he almost slipped on something round and shiny lying on the sidewalk. For a moment, he thought it was a coin, but no, it was a gold button. “Hmm … someone lost a very pretty button. I wonder who?” A moment later, he saw another one. This one was silver and square.



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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?