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Blissful Beds

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Most of us don’t give much thought to our beds — it’s just the place where we get tucked in every night. But the Mishnah itself (Succah 1:3) spends time analyzing different kinds of beds —to determine whether it was problematic to have that kind of bed in a succah. The different kinds of beds that were found in every time and place are quite amazing: from nothing more than a deep pile of straw to beds that float off the ground. Read on ...

 

Sweet Dreams!

Ruchie Bromberg

Did you stay up all night last week on Shavuos? That must have seemed exciting and fun. You might feel that sleep is a waste of time, and you might not understand why your parents are making you go to sleep so early. Every night, before we go to sleep, we say the pasuk, “Hinei lo yanum velo yishan, Shomer Yisrael — He does not sleep nor slumber, the Guardian of Israel”. Hashem is the only Being that does not sleep. Every other living being and creature sleeps.

 

Amazing You:Sleepy Time!

Tzivia E. Adler

Many kids don’t want to go to sleep at night, and in the morning, they don’t want to wake up! In winter, you wake up while it’s still dark, but in the summer, you have to go to sleep while it’s still light outside! What’s going on? Why is sleep so important that it has a berachah before we go to sleep: “Hamapil chevlei sheinah” – and another in the morning – “Maavir sheinah me’einai”?



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