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Dec 13, 2018

One morning Lisa woke up extra hungry, and her mom told her that she would have breakfast ready in five minutes. While she waited, Lisa put on her clothes and got dressed, but the five minutes still hadn’t passed. Time was moving so slowly! Later that day, while she was playing at her friend David’s house, her mom...


Dec 6, 2018

One day, a girl was frustrated because somebody had shoved her on the subway. Another day, she was frustrated because another girl said something rude to her at school. Both times, the girl didn’t say anything to the person who frustrated her—and in this, her parents found an important lesson. Rabbi Leora Kaye...


Nov 29, 2018

An old, blind man lived in the country with his wife, and they enjoyed each other’s company and their lives together. One day, while the man was sitting by the river, Elijah saw him there and decided to give him one wish. Unsure of what to wish for, the man took some time to think about it. He asked his wife and his...


Nov 22, 2018

Rabbi Rachel lives in a big city, and every once in a while when the hustle and bustle catches up to her, she takes the train a few hours away to reconnect with nature. During one of these trips, her taxi driver asks for some help—he wants to steal some food from a farm, and wants Rabbi Rachel to shout if she sees...


Nov 15, 2018

At the beginning of time, the Earth was wild and full of darkness—and then, in a moment, a voice shocked through the darkness: “Let there be light.” Shira Kline retells the story. For a written version of this story, see The Shattering of the Vessels and The Gathering of the Sparks, in “The Jewish...