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Around the Globe – England

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Strap up – all ready to go? Today we’re going to a little country only the size of New York State, which once ruled half the globe – England.

 

FYI – Roses

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Everyone loves roses. Apart from being the national flower of England, it seems that Americans like them too. The first US president George Washington bred roses in his home, and in 1986 President Ronald Reagan passed a law that the rose was now the official national flower of the US. It’s also the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.

 

Overview of the Month: Shvat

Rochel Gross

Shvat is the eleventh month of the year, counting from Nisan. The Yidden brought the name “Shvat” with them from Bavel.



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The Yeshivah That Never Gives Up
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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”