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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek