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The Clowns are in Town!

Leeba Leichtman

After Queen Esther, Mordechai, and Haman, clowns make a most popular Purim costume. They’re entertaining, brightly clad, and always cheerful. But there’s so much more to clowns than red noses and oversized shoes. Jr. dug up all the sidesplitting facts about these funny fellows.

 

Madame Chamberlaine: Going Up?

Tzipi Wolner

I pulled the colorful wig onto my head and looked in the mirror. “How do I look?” I asked. Shuly was busy stuffing the tips of the super-long shoes she was wearing. “Wow, awesome. I love your makeup!”

 

Laughter as Therapy

Rochel Burstyn

You’ve probably heard the saying that laughter is the best therapy, but did you know there’s really such a thing as laughing therapy? Let’s hop on over to Colorado to meet Enda Junkins, a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years who specializes in laughter therapy.

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
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?”