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A Visit to the Kosel

C.B. Gavant

The fast of Asarah B’Teves marks the beginning of the siege on Yerushalayim by Nevuchadnetzar and the Babylonian army. This siege eventually ended in the destruction of the First Beis Hamikdash. What better way to remember this day than to pay a visit to the Kosel, the remnant of the wall around Har Habayis, and the closest we can get to the Kodesh Hakodoshim?

 

Zeidy Zakon and the Mystery of the Burnt House

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Come right in, sit down. There are Bubby’s cookies and drinks for everyone on the table. So tell me, what are you kinderlach learning about in school? Stuff about Asarah B’Teves and the Churban. To be honest, it’s kind of boring. Right Zeidy, it’s all about stuff that happened such a long time ago and so far away. Kinderlach, today’s tiyul will really change how you think about Asarah B’Teves.

 

Talking Stones

Rachel Stein

Gaping in disbelief, Shiri looked around her room and shuddered. Sharing a room with her twin sister, Tova, was fun most of the time. But right now it looked like a cyclone had twisted its way through every part of their living space, and Shiri felt tongues of anger lick at her insides. Why did Tova have to be such a slob?!



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