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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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