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Signs of the Times

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Everywhere we go we’re surrounded by all kinds of symbols — so many so that we barely even think about them. Where did these symbols come from, and when?

 

No Horsing Around

Rachel Stein

“Please, Ma?” Shalom turned his big blue eyes on his mother with a pleading expression. “It’s nonsense.” Mommy was firm, while Shalom fingered the shirt longingly. “Do you really think we should pay an extra $15 for the exact same shirt because it has a little horse on the upper right-hand corner?”

 

Madame Chamberlaine is up to Her Neck in Babies!

Tzipi Wolner

I came home from school one day and stopped. Huh? On the front door was a little sign with a baby on it and it said “Babies on board.”



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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