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Letter Perfect

Surela

Did you ever try making up a secret language? My sisters and I once did. Our “language” — just like every other language spoken around the world — is a bunch of made-up words that have nothing in common with the things being described. Every language that is, except Lashon Hakodesh, the language of the Torah.

 

One Brick at a Time

Rachel Stein

A buzzing alarm clock roused Yossi from a delicious sleep, urging him to wake for davening. But one peek outside at a still-dark sky, plus a wintry chill seeping in through his window, made him burrow deeper under his warm comforter, where he silently wished for five more minutes of shut-eye. C’mon, Yossi, wake up, a small voice inside prodded him. Today’s your special day!

 

Zeidy Zakon

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Get out your flashlights and join Zeidy as we explore a famous underground tunnel — and ride a Yerushalayim bus!

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