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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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