The End Of Choref Zman And A Spring Of Hope

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...

The Land Of Opt

On page 174 of my fifth-grade reading textbook, I was transported into another world. It was an ordinary day. My classroom was arranged in its usual 2x2 desk to table...

MTA Teams Sweep Yeshiva Robotics Competition

By Benny Jacob (‘18) The MTA Robotics Teams ended their season on a high note after one team made it to the FIRST Tech Challenge East Super-Regional. After the East...

AIPAC: A Student’s Perspective

By Sela Pollack Shulamith HS One of the most amazing clubs that Shulamith High School offers is the Israel Activism Club, led by our beloved teachers, Ms. Temima Miller and...

A Joyous Lag B’Omer In A Nation At War

The focal point of Lag B’Omer celebrations in Israel occur on Har Meron, which houses the kevarim of Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai and his son Rebbe Elazar. For many...

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...

Closure

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...

Beyond Tourism

At age four, I made a major discovery. Let me set the scene. It was the first day of the second half of my summer at Camp Atara, and,...

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...

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...
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By Sivan Rahav Meir This week’s parashah begins with the lighting of the Menorah in the Mishkan, “Speak to Aaron and say to him: ‘When...

A Terrible Week

I have not written since the first few weeks of the war. I’ve felt a little frozen in time. I remember seeing someone post...

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