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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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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