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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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