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All Together Now

Yisrael Rutman

On the eve of the huge, annual gathering on Lag B’omer at Meron in Eretz Yisrael, Jr. asks the question that everybody asks every year and nobody ever seems to have the answer to: How many people were there? And while we’re talking about that big crowd, we have some questions — and answers — about some other big crowds, too.

 

F is For Friendship: What You Want

Ruchama Schnaidman

Sometimes you just know exactly what you want. Every year on each of her grandchildren’s birthdays, my Savta sends a card that says: Happy birthday to you I say, Please be a dear and call me today. To tell me which present you’d like sent your way, And I’ll buy it for you, right away. And every year I think of something I want.

 

Life is Sweet

Shiri Newmark

Even if you know the difference between the words glucose, glucose meter, and glucagon, you probably don’t use them on a daily basis. These terms only became part of my life a few months ago, along with others ones, such as insulin, carb-counting, and… type 1 diabetes.



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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?