Jewish Values on Positive Attitude

By Sarit Hara I am always sad because I am not talented. But, I tried lots of things such as art, knitting, swimming, basketball, football, gymnastics and doing nails. So, one day my aunt came and asked me to do her hair. I said, “I am not good at it.” She said, “Just try.” So, I did and it came out beautiful. I realized that it was always there for me. I have a talent. It’s all from Hashem. If you can’t find what you are good at, you should never give up because you are going to find it.

Jewish Stories on Self Control

By Sophia Hindy Always on Shabbat I love to look my best. So I always iron my hair . I started noticing that I had dead ends in my hair. My sister told me, “If you keep on ironing you hair will be rough and dry”. I told her to hide the iron from my. But, she said, “No, I want you to have self control. I am not always going to be here to stop you.” From then on I stopped.

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By Betty Ghgonoja  I remember when I broke my finger. It was on a Saturday night. My finger looked like a mountain. But, I knew that this is what Hashem wants. When I got to the hospital, I went into the emergency room. I realized that there are a lot of people who were there, too, and Hashem also wanted them there. So, when I was waiting for my turn, I saw a mom come in and something was wrong with her son. He was breathing funny. When they let him go before me, I thought in my head, “Baruch Hashem, my situation isn’t that serious.” After everything was happy with the results, my finger got fixed.

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By Shyrelle Pesso I have a goal to be a better chazanit. When I was in second grade I was the class chazanit. I was so shy that i was mumbling and I was being laughed at. Now that I am older, I told myself that I grew up and that was a long time ago. Now, I will do it with confidence. I try to learn from my mistakes, because if I don’t learn from my mistakes then I won’t know what I did wrong.

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By Natalie Blas There was a girl that wanted to learn how to be a hair stylist, but she couldn’t. She tried so hard but she would always make a mistake. She thought to herself, “Should I give up because I keep on failing?” Then she said, “If I give up, people will say, “She is a loser.” So she tried the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th time, then finally she got it.

Jewish Values on Honesty – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Shira Ponino  I come home thinking that everything was ok. My mother asked me, “What did you get on your math test?” I didn’t know what to say. If I lie, then it won’t be a problem. So, I lied and told her I got a good grade. If I keep on lying to my mom, she’ll think I am getting good grades and when she sees my report card she’ll know that I was lying. Because of that, she won’t trust me with anything ever again. All from one lie. I lost my mother’s trust. I told my mom I was getting bad grades and I needed help. It was like a Band-Aid ripped off and finally the truth came out. My mother respected me from telling her the truth.

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By Sophia Kastika Sarah’s goal is to become a fashion designer. She designed a dress for her friend, but her friend didn’t like it. Sarah didn’t want to be a fashion designer anymore, but her mom talked her into trying again. While she was making the dress she thought of her mom’s words, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again.” She finished making the dress. She gave it to her friend. And her friend loved it.

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By Sophia Hindy On a Friday afternoon I was baking muffins. I felt very good and accomplished about it. But when I tasted them, something was wrong. Before I could tell anyone they shouldn’t eat, they already did. They told me it was fine, so I wouldn’t feel bad. But I knew the truth. This didn’t stop me though. I tried a different dessert and it was a big hit. You have to keep trying. As the saying goes, “the music isn’t in the guitar.” You have to put an effort to get the music and keep trying. Even if it takes over 970 times.

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By Frieda Alhalabi One day my mom told me to cook for my sister’s Bat Mitzvah. I said, “Yes I would love to bake cookies for her.” I love her so much. I used the best recipe. When everyone tried my cookies at the party, they said it tasted disgusting. I was crying. When my brother’s birthday party came next, I told myself I will not give up. I tried again to bake cookies. Everyone loved it. I was glad I tried again.

From the Torah on Facebook – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Sophia Hindy Posting a picture on any social media starts out as fun for you. But once you see other people’s accounts you see how she has so many likes, followers, comments, etc., . Seeing these will suck the fun out of the point of the media. You don’t necessarily have to stop using these networks, but don’t become addicted to it and start bragging to people about how popular you are. Don’t let the world change you, let yourself change the world.

Torah Values on Overcoming Challenges – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Chella Ennakab  I think to get through life you need a challenge. Hashem challenges every person. He gives you challenges that He knows you could overcome. I want to become more religious. I can’t do it in one step, because I will fall back. I can’t keep the whole Shabbat. But one time I do it for 2 hours. Next time another 2 hours and so on. Before you give up just remember why you started that goal. Why you set your mind to do it. Every goal you have, you can do it because Hashem gave you that challenge and you can overcome it.

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By Sophia Kastika  Sarah’s goal is to become a fashion designer. She designed a dress for her friend, but her friend didn’t like it. Sarah didn’t want to be a fashion designer anymore, but her mom talked her into trying again. While she was making the dress she thought of her mom’s words, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again.” She finished making the dress. She gave it to her friend. And her friend loved it.

Story with Lesson by Jewish Teen on Resilience – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Sophia Hindy   On a Friday afternoon I was baking muffins. I felt very good and accomplished about it. But when I tasted them, something was wrong. Before I could tell anyone they shouldn’t eat, they already did. They told me it was fine, so I wouldn’t feel bad. But I knew the truth. This didn’t stop me though. I tried a different dessert and it was a big hit. You have to keep trying.