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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
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?”