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A World in Miniature

Rochel Burstyn

Who wants to travel back in time and take a trip around the world? Lets hightail it over to Kansas City, Missouri, where we can do both in one quick swoop — but keep your eyes wide open ... if you blink, you might miss it! Most of it is tiny!

 

The Garden Gang: Forget me not, forget-me-not

Millie Samson

When Auntie Shoshana got engaged, the air tingled with excitement. The house was filled to bursting for the vort, and all the ladies spilled out of the double doors into the cool of the garden. Fairy lights had been placed all around its perimeter, bathing the plants in their misty light. The flowers and vegetables, thrilled to see so many visitors, put on their best show.

 

Zeidy Zakon: Tammuz in Eretz Yisrael

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

The walls around Yerushalayim were destroyed in Chodesh Tammuz, all those years ago. Today we’re going to visit the famous gates in the rebuilt walls of Yerushalayim. Okay, let’s pack up the jeep. Bubby Zakon’s famous chocolate chip cookies? Check. Healthy nosh? Dates and figs, the fruits Eretz Yisrael is famous for? Check. Three six packs of water. Zeidy, isn't that a bit much? Kinderlach, in Tammuz, Eretz Yisrael is very hot and dry. When we are on a tiyul and out in the sun, we need a lot of

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