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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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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