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Name Games

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Names are our identity. Let’s discover more about our names — where they come from and what they mean. Welcome to the fascinating world of Jewish names. With close to 100 names in this feature, your name may very well be here. Try to find yourself and your best friend!

 

Tales of Triumph: Lily’s Story

Riva Pomerantz

My whole philosophy in life, which has evolved over time, is that you always get what you need, but it doesn’t always feel like you’re getting the right thing as you’re going through it. Actually, looking back, I realize I even had this outlook as a teenager, and as you hear my life story you may wonder at my philosophy, but I firmly maintain its truth.

 

Orange You Glad You’re Nonny Bear

Yael Mermelstein

I came home from school on Tuesday feeling confused. You see, I’m used to having people look at me funny because I look a little different. But people are usually pretty nice about it and eventually they get used to me. But today, something really weird happened in our class. Ezra Goldberg started it by throwing the ball really hard at Boaz Tawil during recess.



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Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
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Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
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An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
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Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?