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Body Language, Part I

Yisrael Rutman

It’s not only words we use to express our thoughts and feelings. We use our bodies too. We talk with our hands, we nod our heads, stand at attention, shrug our shoulders, and turn our backs on things we don’t like. In this article, we explore body language, and offer some advice on how to get your message across.

 

Speaking In Silence

Rhona Lewis

Yudi, Shimon, and Ari are coming to see my new train set in ten minutes,” Uriel shouted to his mother who was lying on the couch. He flung his backpack down the hall, hoping it would somehow turn the corner and make it into his bedroom. “Can I open a bag of pretzels and the Sour Sticks we bought for Shabbos?” When his mother didn’t answer, he ran to the couch. “You said they could come today, remember?”

 

Curious Jr.: Just Act Natural

Ruchama Schnaidman

A Rabbi. A villain. A singer. A drunk. Can one person have all of these titles? Sure, if your name is Kuppy Elbogen and you’re a professional actor and singer. What is life as an actor like? Jr. spoke to Kuppy Elbogen to find out.



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