What’s In A Name?

By Talmidah Y Over the course of my childhood, I’ve wanted to change my name a few times. I remember the first one I chose at age seven. I was...

My Trip To Gehenom In Poland

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Take Your Time

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My Transcendent Yom Kippur

By Reuben M. Gampel When I was twelve years old, I started fasting for the entire day on Yom Kippur. I handled the fast well until about 3 p.m., when...

Unconventional Yom Kippur

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When We Get To Jerusalem Can I Stay With You?

By Reuben M. Gampel One of my concerns prior to leaving for my gap year was where I would stay during the chagim or on an “off Shabbat,” when the...

Welcome To Israel, My Brother

By Talmidah X I vividly remember my first pre-seminary freak-out. August 2013. Sleepaway camp trial week. Eight years old. I was sticking the last prepackaged outfit into my BunkJunk duffel bag...

Two Sides Of A Coin

By MB She did that! He said this! You are guilty of that! Sounds familiar? Well, we all have our side of the story of what happened. A lot of times we...

Stop Spreading; Start Protecting

By MB The topic we’re all done with. The one that we can’t stand hearing. Corona. My father is in the hospital battling it. My mother just got over with...

My Friend

She listens to all my experiences, fears, and exciting news. She cried with me, tells me to be strong, and makes sure I’m okay. She laughs with me when things get...
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