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Yerushalayim Is Surrounded!

Tamar

The fear of war … The terror of hunger … The dread of death … This is the feeling of being under siege. Every year, we fast on the 10th of Teves. We remember the day when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Bavel, encamped around Yerushalayim and built forts around it. On that day a terrible, almost three-year-long siege began, eventually leading to the destruction of the First Beis HaMikdash.

 

Professor Turnabout at the Battle of Imjin River, 1592

Avigail Sharer

Wherever I’m going, it sure is noisy ... I can hardly hear the doors slide open and the electronic voice tell me, “We have reached our destination.” As I head out the door, I take a quick look at the Locometer and see that I’m in Korea. I step down and sniff: there’s a river nearby, I can smell the damp. I look around.... Oh, my! Oh, dear me.

 

Cook with Kids Around the World

Miriam Walfish

From blintzes to baba ghanoush, from kugel to kitchree, Jews all over the world have enjoyed food prepared from a wide variety of recipes. This column introduces you to some of these recipes, so that you can prepare and enjoy them, too.



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