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Up on the Roof

Sara Miriam Gross

If your house has a yard, chances are your family has planted something there. Flowers, bushes, trees, or perhaps even a vegetable garden. But what about people who live in apartments in the city? Not much land available for gardening there. Yet for an increasing number of people, the solution is looking up — to the roof!

 

The Story Behind the Mini Tree House

Beily Paluch

Many years ago, I read an article about a sixth-grade teacher in a large American city in the West. He wanted to give his class an opportunity to enjoy what their peers out in the country could experience: the great outdoors. But how to bring the rolling green hills into his classroom?

 

It’s Now or Never

Rachel Stein

Today was the worst day ever. Opening one blue eye and then the other, Tova groaned and wished she could turn right over and go back to sleep. It was the day of their whopper Navi test, and she hadn’t studied very well.

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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
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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?”