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The Secrets of a Pencil Case

Rhona Lewis

Do you have any idea how many years and how many attempts went into the invention of everything in your pencil case? Here’s the story behind some of the most common items you take to school.

 

A New Mirror for a New School Year

Sara Miriam Gross

Vacation winds to a close, and the school year begins. How will it turn out? That’s a question even the most confident kids ponder. Rabbi Chaim Walder, popular author and chinuch expert, talked to Mishpacha Junior about how to make the most of this new year.

 

School Skills — for Now and Always

Cindy Scarr

You might think school is all about what’s called “the three R’s” (Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic), but there’s so much more to doing well in school! Here are just a few of the skills that help a boy or girl be successful in school. You might be surprised to find how many you’re good at! And these aren’t only school skills, they’re also life skills, tools we all need to be successful in life.



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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”