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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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