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“The Second Toughest Job in America”

Yisrael Rutman

On November 5, New York City will be getting its first new mayor in 12 years. That’s because of the law limiting a mayor to three terms, disqualifying Mayor Michael Bloomberg from seeking a fourth consecutive term. While we wait to see the outcome of the election that will give New York its 109th mayor since Thomas Willett in 1665, Jr. looks at what it means to be mayor, some famous mayors, and why none of them ever made it to the White House.

 

Junior Tales: Election Fever

Sara Miriam Gross

“No taxes! Free Pizza!” 11-year-old Shimmy Spitz shouted into the bright-blue megaphone. “I’ll take some pizza,” Devorah said as she extended her hands to her brother. “After I win the election,” Shimmy smiled. “Then I’ll give pizza to everyone.”

 

Madame Chamberlaine and the Power of the Flower

Tzipie Wolner

My brother Donny was having his bar mitzvah and this was gonna be a triple whammy of excitement. Donny is the oldest and this meant that his was the first major simchah we kids would be participating in a full way and we sure were gonna pull out all the stops!



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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”