Tuned In

Hi, readers! As I’m now up to my seventh article (and feel like I’ve practically written a book by now), I think it’s time I let you in on...

A Death In Yeshiva

By Reuben Gampel Two weeks ago, Shana Aleph madrich Michael Riback, z’l, died suddenly. He was a soldier in the IDF and was participating in miluim, reserve duty, on the...

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...

Insight Is 20/20

I used to believe the world was divided into two distinct categories: glasses-wearers and bare-faced—A.K.A., cool girls who get to strut into second grade displaying their trendy look and...

The World Famous Heiligeh Mir Trip

By Josiah N. Gampel The top shiur in DRS is rigorous, requiring a great investment of time, effort, and commitment. As early as ninth grade, students are told that if...

Year In Israel – Sleep Of The Just

Last week I crossed a milestone of sorts: I was sick with the flu and had to convalesce away from home. I was miserable and wanted my mother to...

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...

Ride Out The Challenges

By Talmidah Y I’ve started to joke that seminary is 50% Torah and 10% sleep, leaving a hefty 40% for what I like to refer to as “mommy classes.” The...

Shulamith Students Express Their Love For Israel At 70

Israel By Shira Mintz The original homeland of the Jewish people, Is rich with exotic fruits, but also contains vast desert land, It is contradiction. We have inhabited this land, since ancient times. Through blood, sweat, and...

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...
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Thousands March to Threatened Biblical Site in Samaria

Israeli politicians, local leaders, prominent rabbis and others marched on Monday as part of a Sukkot event to a threatened site in northern Samaria...

Guilty Pleas: Joseph Borgen Attackers Face Years Behind Bars

(October 2, 2023 / JNS) On Wednesday in New York City, Mahmoud Musa and Mohammed Othman pleaded guilty to second-degree assault as a hate crime for their...

Shemini Atzeret In the Wake of the Yom Kippur War

October 18,1973 “HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ON THIS SIMCHAT TORAH?” Earlier this week, a number of people called me to express their very deeply held...


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