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Just Whistle!

Tzipi Wolner

La Gomera is also known as the Whistling Island. Why? Because its inhabitants don’t just speak Spanish; they also whistle it! Silbo Gomero is a language of whistling.

 

A Whistle in Time

Shayna

Slap, tap, slap, tap. The jump rope’s rhythmic beat blended with shouts and laughter as the sixth- and seventh-graders spent recess in the yard. Hudis stood alone, watching the machanayim game with the other girls who were “out,” wishing she was “in.”

 

Zeidy Goes on a Camel Ride!

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Shalom! Shalom! Welcome back! Bubby’s cookies are on the table and a steaming cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream is on the table for each of you. Great Zeidy, it’s so cold and wet out there.



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