Holidays

Chanukah Sparks Wonder

Even in high school, where the miracle of oil and the drudgery of homework often conflict.

Even in high school, where the miracle of oil and the drudgery of homework often conflict. 

author's bio: 

Golda Daphna is a junior at Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls in Hewlett, L.I. 

Candles Light, Glowing Night

The Chanukah flames give light to the darkest of the night.

The Chanukah flames give light to the darkest of the night. 

author's bio: 

Linor Kuighadoush is a sophomore at Machon Sarah High School: Torah Academy for Girls (TAG) in Far Rockaway. 

Perfect Presents For Teens

What's wrong with putting a puppy or iPad mini on your Chanukah giving list?

What's wrong with putting a puppy or iPad mini on your Chanukah giving list?  

author's bio: 

Doria Leibowitz is a senior at SAR High School in Riverdale. 

An American Jewish Holiday

My family celebrated Thanksgiving with fresh baked challah and an elaborate meal in the dining room.

My family celebrated Thanksgiving with fresh baked challah and an elaborate meal in the dining room. 

author's bio: 

Deena Abittan is a sophomore at Manhattan High School for Girls in New York. 

Thankful For Thanksgiving

Let’s celebrate a national holiday that incorporates the Jewish concept of gratitude.

Let’s celebrate a national holiday that incorporates the Jewish concept of gratitude.  

author's bio: 

Alexa Cohen is a freshman at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach, Fla. 

The Art Of Making Conversation

Or a simple plan to avoid the dreaded discussions about colleges this Thanksgiving.

Or a simple plan to avoid the dreaded discussions about colleges this Thanksgiving. 

author's bio: 

Doria Leibowitz is a senior at SAR High School in Riverdale. Don't ask if she's applying to Dartmouth. 

Watching Daddy On Shavuot

I don’t think he’ll ever understand how much I actually learned on that long holiday night.

I don’t think he’ll ever understand how much I actually learned on that long holiday night. 

author's bio: 

Shira Galler is a freshman at Machon Sarah High School: Torah Academy for Girls (TAG) in Far Rockaway. 

The Roots of Anti-Semitism

Trying to understand why every Jewish generation faces an evil Pharaoh.

Trying to understand why every Jewish generation faces an evil Pharaoh. 

author's bio: 

Lizzie Zakaim is a senior at Paramus High School in Paramus, N.J. 

The Latkes’ Lament

Let’s hear it for the unsung hero of Chanukah: the crispy, fried potato pancake.

Let’s hear it for the unsung hero of Chanukah: the crispy, fried potato pancake. 

author's bio: 

Chayala Nachum is a junior at Bais Yaakov Academy in Brooklyn. 

It’s Torah Time

Why do we celebrate receiving the Torah by reading the Book of Ruth?

Why do we celebrate receiving the Torah by reading the Book of Ruth? 

author's bio: 

Miriam Blum is a junior at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls.

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