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Fly, Birdie, Fly!

Rhona Lewis

Birds of Eden is a bird sanctuary near Plettenberg Bay on the east coast of South Africa. That means it’s a protected area where animals or birds can live safely. This is especially important because in today’s world, many birds are endangered, which means that if we don’t give them a safe place to live, they could become extinct. In fact, today there are about 10,000 species of birds, and 400 species of birds are endangered. In the last hundred years, 103 types of bird have become extinct

 

FYI: The Dawn Chorus

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

If you’ve ever woken up very, very early in the morning, you’ve probably heard the wonderful sound of the birds singing, known as the “dawn chorus.” Why do birds sing — and why in the morning?

 

Birds in the Garden!

Chava Dumas

This spring, try to wake up very early one morning, when it’s still completely dark and totally quiet. As the darkness slowly begins to lift, you may soon hear one soloist begin to chirp, as though calling others to awaken. Within a few minutes, this lone voice will be joined by another perky chirp. As the moment of sunrise approaches, what do you hear?



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The Yeshivah That Never Gives Up
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Nurturing every spark until it’s a full-fledged flame
He Loved to Do Good
Yonoson Rosenblum What it means to take responsibility for a fellow Jew
Out of Character
Eytan Kobre This gaping gap in my would-be wordsmithery niggles
Got Grit?
Alexandra Fleksher How can we help our kids get grittier?
10 Questions for Yoni Fishkin
Rachel Bachrach 15,000 minyanim, more than 6,500 locations, 70 countries
Lucky Day
Jacob L. Freedman Zaki got an addictive thrill from risking it all
Ghost of a Chance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He knew and she knew. And that was all that mattered
Giving All I Have
Riki Goldstein The song of unswerving faith
Rabbi Shloime Taussig: I’m never in the studio without…
Riki Goldstein “I make sure to do this before every job”
Last-Minute Decisions
Riki Goldstein How do entertainers know they made the right choice?
Preparation Makes Perfect
Faigy Peritzman The more we prepare, the more we can receive kedushah
Not Wanted
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Lectures usually don’t inspire — they backfire
Constant Creation
Rabbi Menachem Nissel The keys to life are safely in Hashem’s Hands
The Gardener: Part IV
D. Himy with Zivia Reischer “When there’s a pause in conversation, you can join in”