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Rhyme and Reason


Nursery rhymes are a favorite pastime of kids worldwide. And while kids love the rhythm and beat, there may be a great deal more to these words than we think. Since many of these rhymes are very old, we can’t know for sure. But there are many possible theories that make great reading.


Nonny Bear Doesn’t Like His Vegetables

Yael Mermelstein

We were all sitting at the kitchen table doing the Monday night dinner thing when my mother picked up on something very interesting. “Nonny,” she said, “since when don’t you eat vegetables?” “Since when?” I said.


That Subject Named Math

Baila Weingarten

When I entered high school, filled with hopes and aspirations for the coming four years, my older, knowledgeable sisters succinctly described the best and worst parts of the high school experience for me. The most wonderful part, they exulted, were the various extracurricular activities and performances. And the very worst things ever, they solemnly warned, were Regents!

Never Despair
Rabbi Moshe Grylak HaKadosh Baruch Hu always opens a way back
Yonoson Rosenblum My first Sephardic minyan on Shabbos
No Questions Asked
Eytan Kobre I still don’t have a satisfying answer to this question
“Lachem” Times Ten
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Perhaps we can add one more interpretation
Keeping Your Head and Bases Covered
Jacob L. Freedman “Take it off?! Wearing my kippah literally saved my life...
Money Speaks
Faigy Peritzman Approach eternal life with happiness and meticulousness
Preparing for Change
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Help your kids navigate change consciously and carefully
A Listening Ear
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Hear a message, not a sound