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Foul Line

Izzy Gold

Pinchas sat listening as the players for the baseball teams were read out. Please, let me not be on Yossi’s team, he silently wished. He always bullies me! “… and the Purple Pirates get Pinchas Klein,” announced Rabbi Weiss, the camp director. Pinchas looked over at Mendy Gross, his new team captain. He cringed as he heard Mendy speaking with Rabbi Weiss. “Rabbi Weiss, Pinchas usually prefers to sit out sports. Couldn’t he sit this out, too? I’m sure he wouldn’t mind.” “Mr. Gross, in Color W

 

Welcome to the House of Hashem

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Did you ever wonder what the Beis HaMikdash looked like? We actually know quite a lot about it because Chazal have given us a detailed description of the most awesome place on this earth.

 

Fire

Tali Gross

Fire. Around me, all I see is fire. It licks the ground, the trees, the sky, a cascade of colors. It would almost be beautiful if — if it was like the fire that is — was — lit once a month atop a high mountain near my house. It would be beautiful if it was like the fire that my mother lights every Friday night, as our sages have taught, to bring light into our simple home as Shabbos dawns and the sun fades away from the sky. Those fires are beautiful. This fire, this fire is dark. This fire is destruction



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without