By Esther Kishk “I want the lead role,” I shouted. “I really want to be the lead in our school play. I will be amazing in the spotlight.” “I think that Leah will be amazing in the spotlight,” Barbara stated. “No, I want to be the lead. I am a really good singer,” I moaned. “Even though Leah is a better singer, I still want to be in the spotlight.” “Come on, you always get to be the lead role,” Barbara told me. I guess she was right. “I’ll give Leah a shot.” “Leah, do you want the spotlight?” We asked her. “No, I am okay. I don’t like the spotlight,” she told us. “Should we convince her into doing it?” Barbara asked. “No. If she doesn’t want, we shouldn’t force her.” “I’ll just write the songs,” Leah said as she left. The night of the play, “We would like to give credit to Leah for writing the amazing songs of the play,” I shouted. I could see Leah. A small smile appeared on her face. She was happy and so was I.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine


  1. Raphael ammar says:

    Think about others

  2. Esther Shemia says:

    don’t always think about yourself, think about those who are around you too

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