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Stories of our Sages: Rabi Chanina, the Stone, and the Angels

Rochel Gross

Rabi Chanina ben Dosa was very wealthy in Torah, wisdom, and good deeds, but he had very little material wealth. He lived in a small house with his family and made do with the bare minimum.

 

Welcome to Phillip Island

Rochel Burstyn

The sky is blue, sheep are grazing in front of a beautiful, still lake … when suddenly I bring my car to an abrupt halt. There are shaggy cows (Highland cattle) sitting in the middle of the road! Apparently we’re in a city where animals can feel safe, even in traffic! Welcome to Phillip Island, a small, quaint town at the edge of Victoria, Australia, which has flourishing and amazing wildlife.

 

Koalas

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Koalas may look like cuddly teddy bears — and in fact their scientific name, given by Europeans, actually means “ash-gray pouched bear.” They also have lots of “bear” nicknames, such as “monkey bear,” “tree bear,” and “native bear.” But koalas actually are not related to the bear family at all, but are members of another family, the marsupials.



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