Holidays

The Latkes’ Lament

Let’s hear it for the unsung hero of Chanukah: the crispy, fried potato pancake.
Photo courtesy of Two Lazy Gourmets. 
 
Though our relatives we let you eat
About us you folks complain,
That from each bite pimples erupt
And weight from us you gain.
 
Well, we think this all has to end
You are quite an ungrateful lot,
Our grandpa took the crunch last year
Did you care? You did not!
 
You leave us frying too long
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.

Matzah Memories

A collection of Passover recollections from students at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn.

A collection of Passover recollections from students at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn.  

author's bio: 

David Azrak is a freshman and David Feintuch, Michelle Jemal and Allan Maleh are juniors at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn. 

The Queen Of Confidence

Esther, the heroine of Purim, is a model of cool under pressure.

Esther, the heroine of Purim, is a model of cool under pressure. 

author's bio: 

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

Thanksgivukkah!

The place where American traditions and fried foods collide.

The place where American traditions and fried foods collide. 

author's bio: 

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

Up All Night

Celebrate receiving our Torah by spending the night learning from it on Shavuot.

Celebrate receiving our Torah by spending the night learning from it on Shavuot.

author's bio: 

Barak Hagler is a sophomore at the Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, N.J. 

Celebrating A Family Festival

Learn from the Four Sons in the Haggadah, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Learn from the Four Sons in the Haggadah and don’t be afraid to ask questions. 

author's bio: 

Leah Scher is a sophomore at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in Long Island.

Clean Slate

Removing old food (yuck) from lockers is only one kind of cleaning teens should do before Passover.

Removing old food (yuck) from lockers is only one kind of cleaning teens should do before Passover. 

author's bio: 

Barak Hagler is a sophomore at Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy of the Jewish Education Center in Elizabeth, N.J.

Purim Costume Madness

Stop the insanity! Don’t go to a store, raid your closet instead.

Stop the insanity! Don’t go to a store, raid your closet instead. 

author's bio: 

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

Happy New Year, Trees

Tu b’Shevat teaches us the importance of growing strong roots.

Tu b’Shevat teaches us the importance of growing strong roots. 

author's bio: 

Leah Scher is a sophomore at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in Long Island.

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