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Birds of a Feather

Leeba Leichtman

Feathers here, feathers there, feathers everywhere! From peacocks to pigeons, owls to ospreys, and swans to sparrows, birds decorate our planet with a marvelous array of hues and shades, all displayed in their most prominent feature, feathers.

 

Madame Chamberlaine: The Feather of the Golden Eagle

Tzipi Wolner

“NOOOOOOO!” Shuly jumped away from the front lawn while I just stood staring at the falling glass and rolling beads. “Oh, boy.” “This is not funny, Shuly. What in the world will I do now?”

 

Bentzi and the Magic Potion

Shifra Glick

“All this sounds awful,” I said. “Well, let’s have fun while you’re here.” Chemda broke into a run. “Race you to the house!” she called over her shoulder. “Wanna swing in the hammock?”



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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?”