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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.



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”