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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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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?”