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Cut and Dried

By C.B. Gavant

Raise your hand if you’ve ever eaten a dried fruit! Healthy, sweet, and low-prep, dried fruits are favorite snacks in many homes. How do they go from tree or vine to the attractive packages on your supermarket shelves? Let’s find out.

 

The Best Recipe in the World

Rachel Stein

Shimmy, Brachie, Tzvi, and Malkie Fisher were walking home from shul together on a leisurely Shabbos morning, enjoying the winter weather. “I love the winter in Eretz Yisrael,” 11-year-old Malkie said, “it’s nothing like what we used to have in New Jersey. Here it’s cool in the mornings and at night, but in the daytime, you can take off your jacket.” “Yeah,” seven-year-old Shimmy agreed. “But building snowmen was fun.” “What’s a snowman?” four-year-old Brachie wanted to know.

 

Jr. Lab: Friction

Idele

Have you been out in the snow yet this winter? You may have noticed cars stuck in the snow, trying to move forward, but all that’s happening is that the tires spin and spin and can’t get the car to move. What’s going on, and why?



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Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”