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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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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”