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Tools of the Trade

Idelle

Do you have a wood succah? Many different tools are needed to build a wood succah, especially if you’re building it from scratch. Each tool has a special purpose and is designed and built to fulfill that purpose. Let’s take a closer look at the tools you might need to build a succah and learn how they make things easier for us.

 

Let’s Make Music!

Meira Feinman

If you thought learning to play an instrument was hard, try making one! Of course, you can always pour a few beans in an empty can and create a type of instrument. That’s because a musical instrument is most plainly defined as a “tool that makes sound.” But crafting a “real” musical instrument is one of the most labor-intensive arts in the world. Keep reading to discover the fascinating world of creating sound — whether using years of knowledge and experience, or a little can-do spirit!

 

Music to My Ears

Bracha Rosman

Don’t they get it? Don’t they realize that I have feelings too? I mean, I know I laugh about it, but it’s only to cover up my hurt. You know, like the saying goes — “If you can’t beat them, join them.” But you probably don’t even know what I’m talking about, so I’ll get straight to the point.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”