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On the Front Lines: “Oldests” share their trials and triumphs

F. Lewin

Hi, I'm Rivky. As editor of our high school Newszine, I'm constantly sniffing the air, eyes peeled, senses tingling, for a scoop – a whammy piece of writing that will grab our readers.

 

The Speech

Rabbi Avraham Katz, Principal, Beis Chaya Rochel Seminary, Gateshead, England

It was going to be a momentous occasion. The prime minister of Israel was coming to visit the Hebrew classes of an English provincial town. The Hebrew classes had definite Zionistic leanings, and a visit from the Israeli prime minister was the equivalent of a visit from the queen. In honor of the great event, one of the young students was given the daunting task of welcoming the prime minister on behalf of all the students — in Hebrew.

 

The Fears that Bind Us

Bracha Rosman

I’ve always had this thing. I often wonder if other kids my age have this thing as well. I mean, I can’t be the only teenager with it, can I? But then again, I never really discuss this thing with anybody except for my best friend, so maybe other kids really do have this thing, they just don’t discuss it with me, like I don’t discuss it with them. Whatever. You’re probably wondering what this thing is. On the other hand, maybe you don’t need me to tell you at all. Maybe you secretly have this thing too.



 
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