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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”