Judaism

The Devil Is In The Details

Is hell a fiery inferno or just a pit stop on the way to heaven?

Is hell a fiery inferno or just a pit stop on the way to heaven? 

author's bio: 

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

Baseball’s Higher Calling

America’s greatest pastime is rooted in tradition and a strong sense of community.

America’s greatest pastime is rooted in tradition and a strong sense of community.

author's bio: 

 

Jake Reichel is a junior at The Frisch School in Paramus, N.J. 

All I’m Asking is for a Little Respect

I wear a kipa and eat only kosher food; you eat treif and text on Shabbat. But we’re both Jewish.

I wear a kipa and eat only kosher food; you eat treif and text on Shabbat. But we’re both Jewish. 

author's bio: 

 

Amram Altzman is a senior at the Ramaz Upper School in Manhattan. 

All Oranges, No Apples

The juicy fruit is a metaphor for Judaism, bitter peel and all.

The juicy fruit is a metaphor for Judaism, bitter peel and all.

author's bio: 

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Zakaim is an incoming sophomore at Paramus High School in Paramus, N.J. She is a student at Bergen County High School of Jewish Students (BCHSJS) in Hackensack, N.J.

A Tainted Jewish Sports Star?

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers should be cheered by Jewish fans of baseball.

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers should be cheered by Jewish fans of baseball. 

author's bio: 

Trevor Mann is a junior at Irondale High School in New Brighton, Minn.

Together We Will Remember

A program inspires a teen to have faith and remember the Holocaust throughout the year.

A program inspires a teen to have faith and remember the Holocaust throughout the year. 

author's bio: 

Divya Horesh is a home-schooled freshman in Overland Park, Kan.

10 Questions For Susannah Heschel

The noted Jewish studies professor (and daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel) on feminism, religious studies and bias in society.
A photo of Susannah Heschel.

The noted Jewish studies professor (and daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel) on feminism, religious studies and bias in society.

author's bio: 

 

Talia Weisberg is a junior at Manhattan High School for Girls.

Luck Be A (Biblical) Lady

Seven female prophets offer inspiring life lessons.
A painting of Queen Esther by Francois Leon Benouville.

People love the lucky number seven. It’s a significant digit in Judaism: the days in the week, the number of lights on the menorah in the Beit HaMikdash (Temple), the days of shiva (mourning), and more. Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, two important holidays in the Jewish calendar, occur in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, the seventh month of the year. Another group of seven includes the number of female prophets mentioned in the Bible: Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Abigail, Huldah and Esther.

author's bio: 

Talia Weisberg is a junior at Manhattan High School for Girls.