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Happiness Is a Choice: A Talk with Aviva Krainess

Rhona Lewis

Aviva Krainess is one of the happiest girls you’ll ever meet, even though she has lots of reasons not to be happy. “I’ve become a lot funnier since I got sick,” Aviva says from her home in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. “Why be sad when you can be happy?”

 

Dr. Mitzvah: Going Home

Yaffa Ganz

Cedarville was buzzing away. Everyone was discussing the news. It didn’t seem possible, but it was true anyway. Dr. and Mrs. Mitzvah were leaving! After 50 years in town, Dr. Mitzvah was retiring. They were moving to Eretz Yisrael.

 

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Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Rabbi Yehoshua was brilliant and wise. He had connections with the highest officials of the Roman Empire. They enjoyed discussing, debating, and arguing all kinds of subjects with him. Once, even the Roman ruler’s daughter got involved, but things didn’t turn out as she expected.

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Vi Elult’zich?
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Good for You
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Unparallel Lives
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