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By: Shimmy Cohen Hillel Yeshiva One time, we went out to get pizza. One boy tripped and fell on another boy who was eating a slice of pizza. When the boy who tripped got up, the boy who was eating pizza looked at his shirt. There was a huge sauce stain on his white shirt and his pants. The boy who fell got up and looked at the mess he caused feeling embarrassed. The quality of anger management helped this boy overcome his anger. After the boy who tripped said sorry, the boy did not scream. He said, “It’s fine. it wasn’t your By: David Shacalo Magen David Yeshivah i think my friend, Joe, has good anger management. When i built something out of Lego with him, i went to get some soda and accidentally knocked it over. i saw he worked very hard on By: Daniel Beyda Hillel Yeshiva One time, my friend and i were really excited because he got the new iPod touch. We started playing on it and eventually we got tired. so we took a break to get water. When we came back, we started playing again and then, by mistake, i spilled my water on the iPod. We tried turning it on because it shut off and we figured it was broken. i immediately apologized and he forgave me and didn’t get mad tried turning it on again and, to our surprise, it turned back on. i think that’s a great quality. And, he even got rewarded by having his iPod work again.

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Throughout his life, our Grandfather, Mr. Saul E. Ashkenazi A”H, truly dedicated himself to his family, business, and community organizations.

Our Grandfather was involved in numerous charities and Jewish institutions, including the donation of the land where Hillel Yeshiva stands and flourishes, being a key donor to launch Yeshiva University’s scholarship fund, a coFounder of the Jewish Communal Fund, a true supporter and advocate of the UJA and Israeli Bonds, and the architect of the Ohel Yaakov Synagogue and Shaare Zion building expansion. We will always remember our Grandfather in our hearts and minds and will never forget the many life-lessons we’ve learned from him such as honesty, integrity, hard work, community service, and family values. - Saul E. & Joyce Ashkenazi Albert, Isaac and Jack Ashkenazi My grandfather taught me to always be positive and to see the glass half full. He taught me the power of my mind and how positivity can change my life. Every single day I think about that and try to live like that. I’ll never forget the day I wasn’t feeling myself and I was complaining and my grandfather looked me in the eyes and told me “Sally, you must be positive, do you know how powerful your mind is! You can accomplish anything and overcome challenges if you stay strong and always see the glass as half full!” I really try to be like he was and sometimes I feel my grandfather’s energy inside of me reminding me to be thankful and appreciative and strong and that makes me feel so grateful. - Sally & Joey Betesh

Grandpa Saul was a great source of strength and inspiration to me and my family. With his life long lessons he has taught us to be generous and love your fellow man. He will always be in our hearts forever. - Sally & Allen Smouha My Grandfather was always my hero and my role model. I learned so much about life, love, education, and religion from him. I am truly blessed to have had such a special person in my life. - Sally & Michael Franco My Grandfather was my superhero, my protector, and my teacher. As my role model, my Grandpa Saul inspired my business work ethic and philanthropic character. For as long as I can remember, Saul E. Ashkenazi A’’H emphasized the importance of honesty, passion, commitment, diligence, and charity work to my siblings and me. I consider the example set by his actions, and not simply his instructions, the prime inspiration for my developing perspective, character, and work ethic towards both business and philanthropy. - Isaac J. Kassin

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Honesty. That is a good that of Once, when i was playing i have a good friend who is very truthful. i will tell you a story why i know this. david is one of my good By: Alan Jemal Magen David Yeshivah friends. My friends and i were trying to get a game going. We invited david and he came to play football with us. i picked him on my team and there was this big play that changed the whole game. Robert (on the other team) threw a bomb to Jack that made them in the lead. david was taking defense of Jack and we were all fighting that there was an offensive passing interference. david got up and said, “i am saying the truth and he didn’t push me.” Because of that honesty, Robert’s team won the game. i came up to him and said, “That was really great what you said.” By: Esther Chera Yeshivah of Flatbush There is a saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” which means that if your friend

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By: Ricki Khezrie Yeshivah of Flatbush A teacher assigned a book report and it’s due in two weeks. The day before it’s due, Bella remembered that she didn’t do it yet. So, to finish it, she just copied a chapter from the book. The next day, she gave it in and got an “A” which was the best mark in the class. Bella really felt bad because she cheated. so, she told her teacher what she had done. Because of her honesty, the teacher let he redo the book report. By: Rosie Ovadia Yeshivah of Flatbush My two friends and i were walking on the street and we saw someone drop $100. One of the friends said, “Oh, look! He dropped his money! We’ll split it and get an equal share.” Then my other friend said, ‘no! We saw him drop it, so we have a chance to give it back.” she ran after the man and gave back his money. in life, we should always go the extra mile to be honest and good people.

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By: Lily Mishaan Yeshivah of Flatbush in navi Class, we had a test that my friend did not study for. As she was taking the test, she was struggling to think of the answers. she was ready to give in the test when another girl in the class walked passed her desk holding her completely filled in test that my friend happened to see some answers. she was not sure if she didn’t, she would fail. But, if she did, she should write them down because, if she was cheating. so, she decided to do By: Sheila Mishan Yeshivah of Flatbush Most of my friends are amazing. But, one thing that i don’t like about them is that they are not always honest, except for one. This one friend is loyal and hon-

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i come home thinking that everything was ok. My mother asked me, “What did you get By: Shira Danino Ahi Ezer Yeshivah on your math test?” i didn’t One Molly with They day, was her were it doesn’t matter what’s on the outside friend of a can person. Your be the prettiest, richest, B y : R e b e c c a S a rd a r Magen David Yeshivah smartest girl but be a snob or a bully. That’s why it matters what’s on the inside, your inner qualities. My teacher blamed sarah for some-

friend donna. on the computer. Molly typed in her By: Linda Sabbagh Yeshivah of Flatbush p a s s w o r d . donna wasn’t sure if she should tell, but she did. At first, Molly got mad that donna looked but then she real-

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 would lose 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. By: Neil Shweky Magen David Yeshivah i know someone who is very honest. i lent him money and i forgot about it. One day, he came over and said that he owed me money. Then, i suddenly remembered it and said, “Oh yeah, you owe me two dollars, right?” “no, i owe you three dollars,” he said. “Are you sure?” “Yes.” “Wow, thanks. i forgot about it. Thanks for returning it to me.”

ized that donna was trying to be honest. B y : To m e r Tu rg e m a n Yeshivah of Flatbush i was playing basketball and i traveled but nobody saw. But, i was fair and honest and told them. After that, my friends i told him that and he told everyone what he did and the point didn’t count.

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