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Sorry, She's Just Not a Good Fit for Our School

Machla Abramovitz

For decades, Bais Yaakov students in need of a more tolerant and less conformist atmosphere have considered “out-of town” schools as their solution. But the numbers of girls seeking these options have escalated, and their degree of estrangement has widened as well. The heroic educators at these out-of-town institutions are doing their best to embrace and educate a growing number of girls who just don’t fit into their local institutions. What works, what doesn’t, and what are the roots of their discontent

 

Ray of Light

Miriam Stark Zakon

He was 17 years old. The tumor was deadly. There was no chance of survival, the doctors said. He had a few months at most. “Make the most of whatever time you have left,” the doctors told him. And indeed, Shalom Daniel Ray made the most of the four years he survived. This is a story of unimaginable pain, intense suffering, and inevitable death. This is not a sad story. How can it be sad, when it ends with pure simchah?

 

Bone Body Shop

Michal Ish Shalom

No, this isn’t Frankenstein, but it is a novel way of growing custom-made bones in a lab. Bonus BioGroup of Haifa sees a future where just about any bone in your body can be custom grown and transplanted to order.

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