Family

Anti-Semitism Is A Real-life Drama

Living with my French cousin exposed me to the fears of Jews living in France.

Living with my French cousin exposed me to the fears of Jews living in France. 

author's bio: 

Sarah Nahmias is a senior at Westchester Hebrew High School in Mamaroneck, N.Y. 

A Mother’s Sickness, A Daughter’s Revelation

Coping with my mother’s illness makes me appreciate life and my loved ones.

Coping with my mother’s illness makes me appreciate life and my loved ones. 

author's bio: 

Hudis Lang is a senior at Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis, Tenn.  

Honoring An Unsung Hero

Your family’s existence may be credited to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, savior of thousands of Jewish lives.

Your family’s existence may be credited to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, savior of thousands of Jewish lives. 

author's bio: 

Juliet Freudman is a senior at Great Neck North High School in Great Neck, N.Y. 

Precious Pancakes

As family members age, traditions become sweeter.

As family members age, traditions become sweeter. 

author's bio: 

Maddy Placik is a junior at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill. 

Turn Back the Clock

Reflections of a daughter who misses her mother.

Reflections of a daughter who misses her mother.

author's bio: 

Danielle Mizrahi is a junior at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn.

Men Of The Year

When asked who inspired you the most in 2012, two writers responded: my dad.

When asked who inspired you the most in 2012, two writers responded: my dad. 

author's bio: 

Danielle Beda and Rachel Chazanoff are juniors at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn.  

Brooklyn Dispatches from Super Storm Sandy

Three eyewitnesses from one borough in hard-hit New York City.

Three eyewitnesses from one borough in hard-hit New York City. 

My Catholic Boyfriend

Dating someone from another faith is informative but not easy.

Dating someone from another faith is informative but not easy.

author's bio: 

Marleigh Felsenstein is a senior at Glen Rock High School in Glen Rock, N.J.

Let There Be Light (and Heat)

Months after the October snowstorm, think about warming the lives of those less fortunate than you.

Months after the October snowstorm, think about warming the lives of those less fortunate than you. 

author's bio: 

 

Avigayil Halpern is a sophomore at the Hebrew High School of New England in West Hartford, Conn.