What you lose because of fear – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Marcelle Sasson  I was at the doctor’s office and the nurse told me, “It’s time for the flu shot.” I am not really scared of anything, so, I said, “Ok.” When the nurse came in with the needle, I got so scared. I didn’t want to get the shot. I chickened. The nurse said, “I can’t make you take the shot.” I do regret not getting the shot because now everybody has the flu and I don’t want to get sick.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine

Take more risks, get more rewards – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Sharon Betesh  Everybody in this world is afraid of something. But, that doesn’t mean to be afraid of everything. It’s not bad to take risks. But, when you don’t take risks, you are missing out on an opportunity. All your friends are at an amusement park and you don’t go on any rides. They all run on to the biggest ride in the park and you just stand there. You don’t want to go because you’re scared. Scared of what? Your friends come off the ride and had the best time. You just missed out on a memory that your friends could look back on. But, you can’t because you were scared. When you take risks, you thank yourself after because being scared in life causes you to miss out on great opportunities.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine

Jewish Moral Values Overcoming Obstacles – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Rachel Serouya  If something got messed up, start all over. Just keep on going, never give up. Let’s say you are trying to make a new friend. Don’t give up. If your first day went bad, it’s ok. There is always another day. Never tell yourself, “I can’t do it,” because then you are loser and everyone wants to be a winner.


By Tali Zabari Social media affects your identity and who you are. It affects the way you interact with your friends. Let’s say you have a Facebook and you get upset at your friend. You want to talk it out with her so you send her a message saying, “Why are you being so mean to me?” Your friend gets very offended because she saw what you sent from a different perspective. So, it’s different talking to someone on the internet than talking it out with your friend right in front of you with your actual words and meaning them from your heart. If you do have social media, be careful what you post and what you say because everyone always sees and interprets words differently.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine

Character Building Story on Overcoming Obstacles – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Tali Zabari  I used to be terrified of spiders. Every day in camp I would see spiders all around and I would scream and run. One day I decided it was enough. There was one big spider right next to me. I picked it up and threw it 2 feet away. My heart was beating so fast. But I felt like one gap in my body was closed, because I wasn’t afraid of one little thing anymore.