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A Trip Back in Time

Shoshana R. Meiri

I grip the sides of my narrow wooden-slatted seat on the second floor of a glossy cream-and-red tram. A bell jingles — and we’re off, gliding between the tram tracks. I feel like we’ve meandered over a hundred years back in time, as we rumble toward the old Victorian schoolhouse at Beamish, an amazing open-air museum about half an hour’s drive from Gateshead, where different aspects of Victorian and Edwardian England come to life.

 

Professor Turnabout: Into the Future

Avigail Sharer

This time machine is spinning out of controooool! We're travelling so fast that my stomach is lurching and my head is whirling and shaking and the air in front of me is like a huge swirling blur. The Locometer is spinning and spinning and spinning. Where in the world am I being taken today? Mommmmmmy!

 

FYI: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

For thousands of years, letters have been the way to communicate messages to near and far. Letters were bundled together with elastic bands, and stored in drawers and under mattresses, to be taken out, reread, and cherished — a documentation of each family’s personal history.



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Let Me Go, for Dawn is Breaking
Rabbi Moshe Grylak What caused such a turnabout?
A New Darkness Descends
Yonoson Rosenblum A generation of too many Eisavs
Let’s Celebrate
Eytan Kobre Hundreds of boys arrived for a chasunah — theirs
This Is Our Victory
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik It is incumbent upon us to keep fighting the good fight
Not in My Neighborhood
David G. Greenfield Is housing discrimination a hate crime?
Keep Your Priorities Straight
Jacob L. Freedman Everything in its proper place on the ladder
Night Lights
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The family that lights together
Chanukah Spirits
Faigy Peritzman Only with My spirit
Miracles
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We live our lives in the miracle zone
Darkness, Light, and the Hierarchy of Life
Debbie Greenblatt Clarity is always described as light
The Twins: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Clusters are twins — they go together