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Choref zman ended with Rosh Chodesh Nissan, and Pesach break has begun. Although choref zman has been a personally transformative period, I would be dishonest if I did not...

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Each year on Parashat Lech Lecha, which coincides with the second Shabbat of Choref Zman, Yeshivat Hakotel has a shabbaton in Tzfat. Unfortunately, due to the war, and Hezbollah’s...

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A Day Of Chizuk

Like most gap-year talmidim, I am regularly asked by family and friends how I am holding up during the war. I am physically safe in the Old City of...

A New Reality

Hi, it’s been a while. Like many of you, my world has shifted since my last article. On October 7 I was standing in the sukkah on a balcony...

The Land Of Opt

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My Chanukah Chaburah Odyssey

A rite of passage for Shana Aleph talmidim in Yeshivat Hakotel is giving a Chanukah chaburah. This is a formal shiur that requires hours of research and preparation. As...

Yeshiva Students Reflect On The War Effort

By Jonah Blitman, Yonatan Bodner, and Alex Wieden The three of us are Shanah Alef students at Aish Gesher in the Old City of Jerusalem. Of course, none of us...

Jewish Life At MIT: An Orthodox Perspective

By Yaakov Zerykier and Yochanan Sragow Since October 7, anti-Semitism has skyrocketed across the United States, but nowhere is this felt more keenly than on college campuses across the country....
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