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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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Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek