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What’s That You’re Wearing?

Shira Yehudit Djilimand

Most of us wear our clothes every day without giving a second thought to what they’re made of — or how. Would you believe that the threads in your clothing once grew in a field or on a sheep’s back or belonged to a plastic bottle or … join us to find out more!

 

Junior Trivia

Yael Mermelstein

Where Did That Expression Come From? A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Someone who hides his bad intentions by pretending to be kind. This phrase was introduced in Aesop’s fables where a wolf wore the skin of a sheep, deceiving the sheep into thinking he was one of them in order to secure food more easily. (In the story’s end, the shepherd comes to pick a sheep to kill for meat one day, and he mistakenly kills the wolf! Deceit never pays!)

 

Eat Well, Stay Well!

Yaffa Ganz

Dr. Mitzvah looked out the window from his study on Jericho Lane in Cedarville. It was a lovely day with lazy clouds drifting across the blue sky. “Perfect morning for doing a little research,” said Dr. Mitzvah to himself as he leaned back in his swivel chair and opened a big, black medical book. Just then the doorbell rang. Mr. Klinger and his son Yoni were standing there. Yoni was holding his stomach and looking very pale.



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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?”