From the Torah on Friendship – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Jenny Levy A good friend is someone who sticks up for you. I was walking in the hallway with my friend, Jill. We saw one of our other friends, Kim, being yelled at by another girl in our grade, Ruby. Ruby was screaming like crazy. We both walked up to her and told her nicely to stop yelling at Kim. She said, “No, don’t tell me what to do. You are not my mother.” I told her, “I never said that I was.” I took Kim with us. Ruby was following us all the way to the lunchroom. She got the same lunch as us. She spilled our plates all over our clothes. I told her if she has a problem not to take out her anger on us. She ran out crying. We followed her. I asked her why she was behaving like that. She said that she was jealous of our friendship and didn’t know what to do. So, she tried to break our friendships. After a while, we realized she is not a bad girl. We got to know her and saw that we have a lot of stuff in common. We became friends and, whenever we need help with something we all get together and talk about it.