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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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The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
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Good for You
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Unparallel Lives
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Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
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