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Big and Small

Yisrael Rutman

This week Jr. features a subject we know is important to our readers: getting bigger. Growing up means getting “bigger” in many ways — like helping others and studying Torah — but we’re going to talk about the physical part of growing up. And while we’re at it, about some of the things in the world that also get bigger. Or smaller.

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Who was the Jewish leader who single-handedly kept the Torah from being forgotten from Klal Yisrael? Don’t know? He did it by planting flax and making ropes. Still don’t know? Then let me tell you all about Rav Chiya

 

Bentzi and the Magic Potion

Shifra Glick

Chemda is planning to tell Batya a secret. Bentzi’s secret club has an important mission.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”