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Turning over an Old Leaf

Yisrael Rutman

As nights get longer and temperatures begin to drop, somehow trees know it’s time to get ready for winter — and that means turning color.

 

Follow Our Leaders

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Who was the famous rosh yeshivah born in Chicago? Don’t know? Here’s a hint: his yahrtzeit is 10 Cheshvan Still don’t know? Sit back and listen to the story of the beloved rosh yeshivah of the Mir — Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel ztz”l

 

Jumping to Conclusions

Rivka Small

“I’m writing an essay for school,” Shiri declared in her way, talking to the air more than to a person. There was no point in asking Shiri, “Oh, what’s the essay about?” because she was going to tell you anyway, once she got started. “It’s about how when something hard or bad happens to a person, he can feel it’s not so bad after all if he can use the experience to help someone else.”

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Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”