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Step by Step

Rochel Burstyn

You probably don’t usually give much thought to stairs, but today we’re going to explore the highs and lows, the ups and downs, and the many steps in between. We’re going to step back in time and step in the direction of some stare-worthy cases! So c’mon, step right up and read all about it — step-by-step, of course!

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Who was called “the Rebbe of Rebbes”? Not sure? Okay, here’s a hint: He had a famous brother, Reb Zusha, and today thousands visit his kever in Lizhensk. Now you got it! He is the holy tzaddik and Jewish leader… Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk.

 

One Step at a Time

Rachel Stein

“Betzalel, did you do your homework?” Mommy asked, noticing he was about to run outside to play with his friends. “We don’t have any today,” Betzalel answered quickly, the words rolling off his tongue before he could stop them. “Okay,” Mommy said. “Have fun!” Waving, Betzalel grabbed his bat and glove and headed out to join his friends. Why’d you lie? Betzalel heard a little voice pipe up sounding surprised.



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Sick Note
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Can’t Do It Without You
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
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Dear Wealthy Friend
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