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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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