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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...