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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek