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Tishah B’Av in Our Home

C.B. Gavant

Every year, we sit on the floor and mourn the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, the home of the Shechinah. When the Romans entered the Beis Hamikdash, they set fire to the entire structure, which burned from the afternoon of 9 Av until the next day. Can you imagine how it feels to have everything in your home go up in smoke? Jr. spoke to four kids who shared their experiences.

 

Jolly Solly

R. Atkins

The children in Morah Shulamis’s playgroup sat there in openmouthed shock. Morah Shulamis had just taught them about Tishah B’Av and how some wicked non-Jews had burned down the beautiful Beis Hamikdash. Miriam Morris’s eyes grew big as saucers.

 

Mind Control

Ruchama Schnaidman

You can’t say I don’t try. Because that would be a lie. I try. I do. Very, very, very, very hard, in fact. But I’m human. And sometimes I can’t control my feelings the way people think I should.



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Start Up with G-d
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The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
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No Size Fits All
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Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
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Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through