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Mishpacha Junior Speaks to the Creators of Torah Avenue

Mishpacha Jr.: Everyone I know loves 613 Torah Ave. and all the wonderful characters – from the talking pump and traffic light (Bereishis) to Chaim’s washing machine (Pirkei Avos)! How did you come up with this great idea?

 

Music Masters

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

When we hear a beautiful piece of music, we probably don’t realize all the people involved who help to make it so beautiful — and that’s not just the musicians. Let’s take a look at some of them …

 

Fishel Finkelstein, Music Coach

R.M.Grossblatt

“Hurry,” said Fishel to his friend Shimmy as they stuffed their book bags into their lockers. “Tryouts for choir start in ten minutes.” “Not going,” said Shimmy. “I sing off-key.” “Who said so?” said Fishel. “What about singing zmiros when you come for Shabbos?” “I blend in with your dad and you,” said Shimmy, “and pound on the table to drown myself out.” By this time Fishel and his best friend were standing near the auditorium. “At least watch the tryouts,” urged Fishel.



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Let Me Go, for Dawn is Breaking
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A New Darkness Descends
Yonoson Rosenblum A generation of too many Eisavs
Let’s Celebrate
Eytan Kobre Hundreds of boys arrived for a chasunah — theirs
This Is Our Victory
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik It is incumbent upon us to keep fighting the good fight
Not in My Neighborhood
David G. Greenfield Is housing discrimination a hate crime?
Keep Your Priorities Straight
Jacob L. Freedman Everything in its proper place on the ladder
Night Lights
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The family that lights together
Chanukah Spirits
Faigy Peritzman Only with My spirit
Miracles
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We live our lives in the miracle zone
Darkness, Light, and the Hierarchy of Life
Debbie Greenblatt Clarity is always described as light
The Twins: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Clusters are twins — they go together