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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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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land