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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without