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The Right Fit

Barbara Penn

What does it take to be an individualist? To be that someone who will rise to the occasion, inspire, influence, and lead? Well-known educators Mrs. Chani Juravel, Mrs. Aliza Feder, Rebbetzin Esther Reisman, Mrs. Chips Gold, and Mrs. Suri Saposh weigh in on this vital topic.

 

Procrastination Pointers

Malka Hillelsohn

I remember being confused for most of my school years. Elementary was one big blur of fill-in sheets and empty maps with funny shapes that I was supposed to identify as countries in the world, and math problems about people cutting up apples or driving their cars somewhere and trying to catch up to each other for some reason.

 

Decision Precision

Draisy Fried

Every day, we’re all faced with countless decisions, from what to wear to which seminary to apply to. Decision-making can be mind-boggling and cause us a great deal of stress, but when we remember that, “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but later a collection of mistakes is what we call experience” (Denis Waitley), it becomes a great deal easier.

 

Pampering to Perfection

Lauren Ungar

“Tova, you’re always running to her. Bubby can be alone for an hour. You need to get out more and do things for yourself.”

 

Music to My Soul

True story by Tsirel Pacht

When I try to sing with other people, a little technicality called the “key” gets in the way, and it just doesn’t sound right

 

The Great Walls

Elky Pascal

Like the walls of the succah, the walls teens build in difficult situations create a quiet space filled with security

 

Sew What?

Chavi Brody

Half a year after my sewing class, it was unthinkable for me to appear in shul or at a simchah in a store-bought outfit

 

Claim to Fame: Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein

C. B. Lieber

The Shabbos Project has touched the lives of millions of people around the world, and it all began with one person and one plan

 

Sara Hindy: The Real Me

Temima Levy

Sara Hindy had no words, but the look on her face said it all. The kind gestures had left their mark mark — and her Navi mark didn’t matter at all

 

My Hero

Henya Rochel Weingarten

As the only girl from my eighth-grade class attending Bais Bracha High School, I was having a rough time finding my place

 

The Power of the Pen

Suri Munk

Have you ever dreamed of getting published? Is it even feasible for teenaged writers to get published? With enough perseverance, the answer is yes! But how?

 

Priceless Presents

Chavi Brody

“Clothing?! I’ve been wearing this outfit so often, the design is getting all rubbed out! And look, it barely fits!”

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