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All Kinds of Candles

Miri

Years ago, before electricity was invented, when night fell, utter darkness would descend upon the world. The homes were dark, the streets were dark, everything was pitch black darkness. “A candle, quick, a candle!” the inevitable cry would come. Let’s imagine just for a minute the sun setting and the darkness getting thicker and thicker. It fills the room, the house, the street, the stores, the parking lots, the playgrounds, it fills the whole city!

 

Jolly Solly: Doughnut Delights

R. Atkins

“Everybody out of the kitchen,” ordered Leah in a no-nonsense sort of voice. “I’m making doughnuts now, and I absolutely cannot be disturbed. Off with you, Moishy and Miriam.” “But I want to help!” protested Moishy. “No way,” said Leah. “This is a very tricky recipe, which my friend gave me and I simply cannot have little kids getting in the way.”

 

Operation Chizuk

Bracha Rosman

You probably won’t be able to understand how my family feels at this moment. You cannot know of the amount of davening, tears, and fear that continue to fill our home these past few days. The waiting is awful. No one calls with updates because there’s no news. The unknown is always the most difficult.

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