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Around the Globe:Brazil

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Brazil is the only country inSouth America where Portuguese is the national language. That’s because, from when Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral landed there in 1500, until 1822,Brazil was a colony ofPortugal. There were many native tribes inBrazil, but it was then thatBrazilgot its name. The European sailors traded brazilwood — used to dye cloth red — from the brazilwood tree that once grew in abundance along the coast. And so the region became known as Terra do Brasil (LandofBrazil).

 

F is for Friendship: Up to Date

Ruchama (Cohen) Schnaidman

Did you ever dream of stumbling on a mystery? I didn’t, but, a mystery found me anyway. Well, I guess I should say found us — well, I guess I should start at the beginning.

 

Righting a Wrong

As told to Leah Katz

It’s June now and I think of students worldwide packing up their books, emptying their lockers, and bidding their friends and teachers farewell. With one foot literally out the classroom door, turning around nonchalantly to the teacher to offer a breezy “Thank you for a great year and um, hmm, are you mochel us if we did anything wrong?”



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”