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Traffic Light Talk

Surela

When was I invented? If you guessed “Sometime after cars became popular,” you’re wrong! At first, I was set up to control cows and horses. On December 10, 1868, gas-operated red and green lights were installed right outside the British Houses of Parliament to control nighttime traffic. A police constable had the honorable job of switching my lights and deciding who stops and starts.

 

Made in the Shade

Ruchama Schnaidman

Some people just don’t understand what it’s like to be a kid my age. But I don’t want to talk about those people. Today, I’ll tell you about someone who does. She’s related to me but she’s not my sister. I don’t see her often but I speak to her a lot on the phone. You’re probably thinking it’s my Savta, the one you’ve heard about before, but you’re wrong.

 

Superstar

Bracha Speyer

“What will you have for dessert?” inquired the waitress clad in a pristine button-down shirt and a black apron. “I can recommend our exotic specialties: fruit and hazelnut Pavlova… honey panna cotta with ginger-poached rhubarb… hot banana soufflé with caramelized rum, bananas, and almonds…”

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