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Gone Fishing

Rhona Lewis

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and almost all — 96.5 percent! — of that water is ocean or sea. Millions of fish swim in that water. How do we catch them?

 

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Avigail Sharer

We’re all familiar with the mazel of the month of Adar. That’s right, Dagim / Fish / Pisces. Not surprisingly, Pisces is related to a word meaning fish. Chazal tell us that fish are completely immersed in water, which gives them great pleasure. The sweetness of Torah, which is compared to water, sustains Klal Yisrael and gives us huge satisfaction.

 

In Person: A Fish of My Own

As told to C.B. Gavant

Hi! My name is Binyamin and I’m 12 years old. I live in Rechovot, a city in central Israel, and I love fishing. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Rechovot, but there’s no lake, river, or sea here. There isn’t a lake, river, or sea in Yerushalayim, either, where I used to live. So you may be wondering how I decided I like fishing.



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