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Rhyme and Reason

Surela

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!



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?