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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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Winds of Fear
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Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod