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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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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through