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Parshas Vayigash

Ruchie Bromberg

 

Overview of the Month

Rochel Gross

Teves is the tenth month (counting from Nisan). The Yidden brought the name “Teves” with them from Bavel. Rosh Chodesh This year there are two days Rosh Chodesh, because the preceding month of Kislev had thirty days. However, during years where Kislev is only twenty-nine-days long, Rosh Chodesh Teves is only one day. Mazel of the Month The mazel of Teves is g’di, a goat, for it is a time when goats graze in the fields.

 

Ticket to Space

Symee Gilman

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut and looking at the earth from outer space? Lots of kids have had that dream for years, and now that vision might be coming true for some regular folks! Can you imagine? There are actual private spaceships being built and tickets being sold to take regular people into space!



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