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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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Let Me Go, for Dawn is Breaking
Rabbi Moshe Grylak What caused such a turnabout?
A New Darkness Descends
Yonoson Rosenblum A generation of too many Eisavs
Let’s Celebrate
Eytan Kobre Hundreds of boys arrived for a chasunah — theirs
This Is Our Victory
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik It is incumbent upon us to keep fighting the good fight
Not in My Neighborhood
David G. Greenfield Is housing discrimination a hate crime?
Keep Your Priorities Straight
Jacob L. Freedman Everything in its proper place on the ladder
Night Lights
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The family that lights together
Chanukah Spirits
Faigy Peritzman Only with My spirit
Miracles
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We live our lives in the miracle zone
Darkness, Light, and the Hierarchy of Life
Debbie Greenblatt Clarity is always described as light
The Twins: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Clusters are twins — they go together