Issues: Songs of Smiles and Sadness

Songs of Smiles and of Sadness
Author: David Brickner

Tevye the Milkman (from Fiddler On The Roof) bemoans his wearisome plight. The horse has gone lame, there’s trouble in the town, and the chickens have stopped laying eggs. With all this tsuris (trouble) what is the response of the milkman from Anatevka? He...

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A Song with Purpose
Author: Joel Kleinbaum

I can’t remember my exact age, but I was sitting in a synagogue service that was designed especially for children (ages four and up). It was Rosh Hashannah and the reader spoke the words, Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy...

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