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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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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?