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A Bystander’s View

2 Av 5774 – July 28, 2014
What Hashem desires most is that we learn to connect with each other as children in the same family.

New Jersey Connects To Nitzan

14 Tammuz 5774 – July 11, 2014
He wondered what it was like to live in Israel, to be religious.

Tears Begin To Pour

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
It finally hits me, the world cries to it’s own problems...

Give Me The Words

Help me and the rest of them Know what I really mean.

Holy Man

9 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
This man, who is coming to speak to all of you today, is a holy man.


23 Iyyar 5774 – May 22, 2014
You’ve been taken from me my child I’ve been alone for many years, That you will never return Is my deepest hidden fear.

Broomsticks And Tears

17 Iyyar 5774 – May 16, 2014
Shining faces and broad smiles surrounded me and I knew my own face had a silly grin plastered on it all evening.


10 Iyyar 5774 – May 9, 2014
One by one they would come, Dressed in their scary uniform, All with the same game,

Your Own Kind Of Beauty

“Beauty is not always seen, but felt by the heart, ” said Hellen Keller.

“Present and Past”

3 Iyyar 5774 – May 2, 2014
The following poem was written by Eden Malka, a student at the Yeshivah of Flatbush who will take part in the school’s Witness Theater in honor of Yom HaShoah.


5 Nisan 5774 – April 4, 2014
One important factor in helping us laugh is not taking yourself too seriously.

A Flat (Bread) Out Message

Are we wealthy, are we paupers? Are we kings or are we slaves?

Air Friend

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
Should I make conversation with her? How should I start? A million questions zoomed through Leah’s mind until she finally said, “Shalom, do you speak English?” Leah questioned.

Guardian Angel

20 Adar II 5774 – March 21, 2014
I walked into the trap he set, And there a terrible fate I met.


According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the oldest recorded use of LOL was in the 1960s and it referred “little old lady.” LOL was first used for its official meaning in the 1980s.

Perspective: A Purim Poem

13 Adar II 5774 – March 14, 2014
Her faith she had to hide, To find out the king tried But no answer would ever come from His wife.

Roots And Fruits

What made this apple decay and grow mold, This is a message for both young and old.

Today I Met Bruce Meyers

29 Adar I 5774 – February 28, 2014
Never sacrifice the people who matter for anything of lesser importance...

An Upside Down World

15 Adar I 5774 – February 14, 2014
When a child is trembling with fear, When guns command him to raise his hands in the air You know beyond a shadow of doubt The World Has Gone Upside Down.

Who Am I?

1 Adar I 5774 – January 31, 2014
Somewhere along the way, my own mantra got lost and fell to the wayside. Now, that certainty has been replaced by doubt. By comparing. By looking over my shoulder at others and seeing that they do more, they have more, they know more, they have more than me.

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