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More Than Meets the Eye

Rochel Burstyn

When you think of camouflage, you might picture soldiers hiding behind trees, or in a small ditch in the sand. But camouflage isn’t only used by the military — it’s also found throughout the animal kingdom. Both soldiers and the animal kingdom use camouflage for survival, but in some cases, camouflage is just for fun. Read on to discover the story behind camouflage and where you can find it — or not!

 

In Plain Sight

Gittel Chany Rosengarten

Yossi. Yossi Klein. Scribbling my name in flowery script on the wall, I thought of Moishy. Moishy said my handwriting was girly. I felt insulted, to be honest, but then I decided, So what if my cursive was more legible than the handwriting of most kids in the class? It wasn’t a bad thing, that.

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Who did the Jews turn to for help when there was no rain all winter? Don’t know? Here’s a hint. His last name means “circle” in English. What?! You mean you’ve never heard of the famous tzaddik Choni Hame’agel!



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We Want to Stay Jews
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