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Warming Up to Winter!

Rochel Burstyn

Are you one of those people who love bundling up in bulky winter gear and leaving footprints in the snow? Or one of those who snuggle up under the blankets and count down the days ‘til spring? Winter is here in all its glory — let’s celebrate it by reading about some people and animals that thrive in the cold.

 

Benny Bear Builds a Lift

Yael Mermelstein

I have a secret to tell you. A big secret. I’d appreciate if you’d keep it under wraps. You see, you know as well as I do that my brother Nonny thinks I can do anything. My mother says I’m the sun, the moon, and the stars as far as Nonny is concerned. But that’s just not true. You see, there are a lot of things I can’t do.

 

Can Winter Be Cozy?

Rhona Lewis

Shoshi Colman stretched her icy fingers inside her woolen gloves. She pulled her scarf tighter around her neck so the chilly wind couldn’t sneak under her collar. Maya and Hindy puffed out cloud after cloud of warm breath as the girls waited for their car pool to arrive. But Shoshi didn’t. She was too busy wishing she was a turtle.



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”