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Around the Globe – Belgium

Shira Yehudit Djilimand

All strapped in and ready to go? Today we’re flying to a country most famous for three beautiful items — diamonds, flowers, and chocolates. Guess where? Yes, Belgium!


Hello! Meet Chaim Dov Ziskind, 12 years old, of Antwerp, Belgium

C.B. Gavant

MJ: What school do you go to? How many boys are there in your class? CDZ: My school is called Yesodei HaTorah. There are ten boys in my class, with two classes in the grade. Some grades are bigger than mine, with 18 or even 20 boys in each class. MJ: Is Yesodei HaTorah the only frum boys’ school in Antwerp? CDZ: No, there are others too, but mostly chassidish chadarim.


Home Away From Home

Bracha Goykadosh

Last week, in the crevice between the roof and the window in my sister’s room, we found a small, tidy pile of twigs, tissues, and glittery gift grass. “A bird’s nest!” I heard Rocheli say. I ran into her room and stood close to the window. Startled, the bird flew away to a nearby telephone pole. At first my father was excited. “This is an excellent opportunity to perform shiluach hakein!” he said.

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