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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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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land