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Sand, Stars, Sun ... and Fun

Meira Feinman

School’s out and vacation’s here! Whether you know exactly what this summer will bring, or you’re still figuring it out, it’s always fun to hear what other people have in mind. Mishpacha Junior spoke to a group from Los Angeles, CA, to find out their favorite summer activities and what they’ve planned for this year!

 

Fantastic Forests

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

You might be surprised to learn that about a third of the earth’s land area is covered by forests. That’s an awful lot — about 15 million square miles (40 million square kilometers), or an area roughly the size of a football field for every person on earth!

 

The Red Ball

Bracha Rosman

The red ball watched the other balls bounce high into the air. It hadn’t been too long ago that he was also bouncing and playing like his friends. The red ball tried to roll to the center of the playing field, but he couldn't. He tried to bounce, but he seemed so heavy. Something was wrong. He wondered what it was.



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?