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Mishpacha Junior Meets a Balloon Artist

Avigayil Sharer

I’ve heard of artists who use watercolors, oil paints, crayons, and even charcoal, but until I met Tzipora, owner of Jerusalem Balloons, I never heard of artists who use balloons. Bright, colorful, and cute, Tzipora’s balloon sculptures are always met with a smile. Come join me and find out about her wonderful creations.

 

All Kinds Of Kids: Awkward Koby

Yaffa Ganz

Koby was good-hearted, friendly, and fun to be with, but oh so very awkward and clumsy. He dropped or wrinkled or spoiled or spilled everything he touched and the boys in Pleasantville didn’t know what to do with him.

 

Overview of the Month: Adar Beis

Rochel Gross

The second month of Adar, Adar Beis, is also called the twelfth month of the year, even though Adar Alef was the twelfth month. Rosh Chodesh Adar Beis is two days, because Adar Alef is thirty days long.



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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?”