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On the Soapbox

Rhona Lewis

Are you one of those kids who wash their hands as soon as they walk through the front door after a day at school? If you aren’t, there’s a good reason to become one: 80% of infectious diseases like colds and flu are spread through touch. If you wash your hands with soap, you’ll destroy and wash away the viruses and bacteria you picked up from touching all those everyday objects like cafeteria tables, computer keyboards, and doorknobs. Wait a minute … what is soap anyway?

 

Check It Out!

Surela

Nothing Is Too tiny— To make a great big mess, Still… Nothing Is Too terrible— If it comes from Hashem’s address, Itching to hear all about it? Introducing Mrs. Sara Shaindel Hamburger of Brooklyn, veteran nit-checker.

 

Cleaning Up

Rachel Stein

“Call if you need anything,” Mrs. Unger directed, running a brush through her wavy blonde sheitel and reaching for her pearl earrings. “Don’t worry, Ma,” Shifra replied. “Everything will be fine. Enjoy the wedding.”



MM217
 
Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?