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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek