Cholent As A Sign Of Strength

I would like to do an imagination exercise with you. I know it’s been a while, six weeks to be precise, but we’re old friends, so bear with me. Close...

A Terrible End To A Beautiful Chag

By: Josiah N. Gampel An intense Elul Zman flowed into a beautiful and uplifting Yamim Noraim season, culminating in the conclusion of Yom Kippur at the Kotel. I ended the...


Let’s take a second to talk about time: 60 hours; 4 hours; 1¼ hours; 9 minutes; 1½ minutes; 1 second. It seems apropos to give our attention to something...

The Taste of Yerushalayim

One month in, I’m no longer considered a newbie, although I don’t think anyone will confuse me with a Sabra just yet either! It’s been an interesting few weeks,...

Shabbat In Neve Daniel

An important part of Elul Zman, along with long hours in the beit midrash, are frequent bonding exercises that foster camaraderie among Yeshivat Hakotel’s diverse student body. One of...

Shanah Bet

I would like to ask the klal a question. How many of you thought I was going to Stern this semester? (I’ll raise my hand for this one.) After my...

Transitions Are Always Challenging

Year In Israel By Josiah N. Gampel As soon as I completed the last of my AP exams in my senior year at DRS, I was ready to graduate and head...

Parashat Ki Teitzei: Help Not Wanted

By Eytan Libkind Rule #1 of scaling a steep mountain with your unit: Push the person in front of you. This practice makes a lot of sense—a line of twenty...

The Olim Of Nefesh B’Nefesh

Three weeks ago, I received a phone call from Larry Gordon asking if I would be interested in covering the 64th Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered aliyah flight on El Al...


As kayitz zman drew to a close, I sought closure, not only because of the sudden death of my madrich and friend, IDF soldier, Michael Riback, z’l, but for...
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