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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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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”