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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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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