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The Jr. Journey

C.B. Gavant

Hi everyone! We’re celebrating Mishpacha’s 10th anniversary, so welcome aboard the Jr. memory train. Join us as we travel through the annals of Mishpacha Jr. history, meeting up with old friends, and swapping stories with new ones!

 

Jr. Tales: Open-and-Shut Case

Rachel Stein

“I wish we could just stay outside today.” Adina sighed and fell into step beside Tehila. “It’s stunning weather, and we have to be all cooped up.” Then she remembered something else that was bothering her. “Even when I go home, I have so much work to do! Cleaning! Ugh!”

 

A Stich in Time for Pesach

Shayna

Although you’ve spent a marathon month of scrubbing and scraping, you’re not the only one who’s worked around the clock to ensure that your Seder table sparkles. In the Keter Quality Judaica factory in Kiryat Gat, Israel, many workers with many areas of expertise have been busy cutting and sewing, embroidering and bejeweling so these beautiful Pesach sets — pillowcases, Urchatz towels, afikomen bags, and matzah covers — will sparkle on your tables and chairs.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”