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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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Declaring Bankruptcy
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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
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Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”