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The Story of Street Names

Sara Miriam Gross

They’re just names or numbers we take for granted, but street names help us find our way and they help people and packages find us too. They even have some interesting stories behind them. Follow along and let’s learn more…

 

Curious Jr.: Give it up for the Government

Leeba Leichtman

We’ve all seen the signs up in the neighborhood every year or two — the ones with the official-looking men or women smiling above the words “Vote for [fill in the name]!” These people are all running for government positions. But what exactly does it mean to be a part of the government… especially as a frum Jew? Ronnie Rosenbluth, who served the Baltimore community for the last eight years, is one such politician.

 

Yosef Chaim Gives Directions

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

“Excuse me! Can you tell me how to get to Abuhav Synagogue please?” “Sure! Straight down the alley and on your left!” “Do you know where the cheese factory is?” “Of course! Go down the steps to the bottom and it’s on the right!” I’m used to these kinds of conversations, they happen every day. We live right in the middle of Tzfat’s Old City, so tons of tourists pass by our house.



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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?”