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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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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