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Majestic Castles

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

For children born with hydranencephaly, a rare condition in which all or much of the brain is missing, the prognosis is usually gloomy — death by age one. But then there are children like four-year-old Natan Shai, who are beating all the odds and bringing great joy to their families.

 

Junior Gardener: Winter Gardening

Chava Dumas

You may think there’s not much gardening you can do in the winter, what with the earth covered in frost, perhaps even with snow. But here are some suggestions that will keep the greenest of fingers happy.

 

It Happened to Me!

Rhona Lewis

I pressed the button on the double-doored fridge and four ice cubes shot out. I pressed the second button and filled my disposable cup with water. It’s a good thing that I like crunching on ice and that it’s not considered bad manners for a 12-year-old, because that’s the only thing I can eat when we meet up with our family at my grandfather’s house. You see, my grandfather doesn’t keep kosher.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz