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Change of Scenery

Meira Feinman

Nowadays, most children’s hospitals aim to be fun, friendly places. They didn’t always look this entertaining — far from it. Hospitals used to be dreary places, with stark, whitewashed walls, and a silent, hushed atmosphere. But since the 1920s, people have been studying how a happier environment can improve a child’s stay in the hospital. Let’s take a look at what they’ve come up with!

 

World Builders: Dollars and Sense, for Tzedakah

Sara Miriam Gross

What can you buy for a dollar? Can you get something enormous? If you’re looking for an enormous mitzvah, you can! This week we meet Daniel Hirsch, a twelve-year-old World Builder from Brooklyn, whose class in yeshivah raised $12,000 for tzedakah! That’s 12,000 priceless mitzvos!

 

On the Right Derech: Best Face Forward

Leah Dolinger

We are about to launch the final part in our “On the Right Derech” series. Derech eretz finds its basis in the Aseres HaDibros, regarding the honor and respect that are due our parents and our Torah teachers. However, what about the rest of the world? We can make a kiddush Hashem every time we meet or greet anyone. In this section of hilchos derech eretz we will learn about the basic courtesy that should be extended to everyone we meet.



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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
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