May 25, 2006
Mighty Glad to See You!
It was great seeing so many of you at the Israel Independence Day Festival on May 7 (we hope you enjoyed the fans). Be sure to check out our yeLAdim page on June 30, as we will be printing many of the essays you wrote for our 20th anniversary!
Kein v' Lo:
There's been a lot of talk in the news about people listening to other people's phone calls, and some people say parents need to check what their kids are doing online and who they are chatting with -- because not everyone on the Internet is telling the truth. Should parents be allowed to do that?
The Kein Side:
The Lo Side:
We want to know what you think. E-mail your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Parents.
We'll publish your opinions on a future yeLAdim page.
Pages & Picks
This month's pick is the very cute "Kvetchy Boy" by Anne-Maire Baila Asner -- the latest from Matzah Ball Books.
Kvetchy Boy joins his friends Noshy Boy, Shluffy Girl, Klutzy Boy and Shmutzy Girl in bringing Yiddish expressions to young Jews (don't worry, each book includes a glossary of words) and teaching everyone about being a better person:
Even at his birthday party, Kvetchy Boy kvetched and kvetched.
"This ice cream made my cake soggy. I hate soggy cake," said Kvetchy Boy.
"But Kvetchy Boy," said Noshy Boy, who loves to eat. "The cake tastes even better that way."
Kvetchy Boy didn't agree.
If you haven't seen your favorite Yiddish expression yet, don't worry -- there are more books on the way, including some for grown-ups like "Mrs. Mitzvah" and "Bubby" and "Zaida Kvelly." You can even buy T-shirts with the different characters on them!
For more information, visit www.matzahballbooks.com.