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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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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”