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Curious Kayla Visits Bundoora Park

Rochel Burstyn

Hi everyone, it’s me, Curious Kayla, and I’m heading home to visit my mishpachah! It’s not exactly a hop, skip, and a jump to get here, but for family, it’s worth it! Come join me as I head Down Under and explore Bundoora Park in Victoria, Australia.

 

Let’s Build a Terrarium!

Chava Dumas

Unlike an aquarium, from the world “aqua,” which means water, a terrarium, from the world “terra,” which means earth, holds earth. Making and keeping your own terrarium gives you an amazing opportunity to be the landscape architect — the designer responsible for creating a miniature world of natural wonders.

 

It Happened to Me: I Think I Can

Rhona Lewis

Raizy wanted to go to the zoo — again. But I was tired of feeding kangaroos and petting koalas. “Let’s go for a ride on Puffing Billy,” I suggested. “We’ve never been on a steam locomotive and we’ve been to the zoo a million times!”



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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?”