Torah Values on Friendship – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Joyce Betesh One day, a new girl arrived to school. The “It girls” (the popular girls) went over to her to see who she was. They asked her, “Who are you?” The new girl answered, “Hello, to you too. My name is Jessica. What are your names?” “We call ourselves the ‘It girls’.” Jessica was confused. Then a girl came up to her and said, “Don’t mind them. They have a mind of their own. My name is Alison, but you could call me Ally.” The new girl said, “Hey Ally. My name is Jessica. Let me see your classes.” Jessica showed her classes to Ally. Ally said, “Looks like we have the same classes.” The bell rang. “Let’ s go to class,” said Jessica. After school, the “It girls” came up to Jessica and one of them said, “Come to my house after school.” Jessica told Ally she won’t be able to make it to do her homework together. Ally understood. When she went to the “It girls” house, no one was there. Then she saw them standing on the balcony and they threw a pie at her. Jessica felt so embarrassed. Then the “It girls” gave their homework to her and told her to do it for them or else the video they just took will be all over the internet. Jessica ran home as quickly as she could crying hysterically. Jessica told her mom what happened. The next day, the “It girls” came up to her and gave her more homework to do. When Ally saw this, she yelled at them, “You cannot do this to people. It’s not nice.” The “It girls” realized it was wrong and apologized. After a while, they became friends and were now called by their regular names.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine