Judaism

A Feminist Among Philistines

I look to the achievements of Devorah, the judge, to navigate a Torah and modern way of life.

I look to the achievements of Devorah, the judge, to navigate a Torah and modern way of life.  

author's bio: 

Rachel Eckstein is a senior at Bruriah High School in Elizabeth, N.J. 

Jewish Handiwork

The hands of many people shaped the person I am today.

The hands of many people shaped the person I am today. 

author's bio: 

Noa Rubin is a senior at Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles.  

Her Judaism Makes A Big Bang

Mayim Bialik inspired me to question my religion while retaining my faith.

Mayim Bialik’s commitment to Modern Orthodoxy is out of this world. 

author's bio: 

Naomi Gluck is a senior at Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles.      

The Ninth of Av

A tragic day for the Jewish nation.

A tragic day for the Jewish nation. 

author's bio: 

Tova Meira Oberman is a rising senior at Ulpanat Talya in Jerusalem. 

Emily Saperstein is a rising sophomore at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J. 

Essay Contest In Honor Of American Jewish Heritage Month

Write about a Jewish American who made an impact on the field of entertainment. Who do you admire and why?

Write about a Jewish-American who made an impact on the field of entertainment. Who do you admire and why? 

Moving On From Twizzlers In The Temple

My Jewish identity is strengthened by my interactions with Jews from different denominations.

My Jewish identity is strengthened by my interactions with Jews from different denominations.  

author's bio: 

Sophie Topping Zimmerman is a senior at Millburn High School in Millburn, N.J. 

Play Ball

How my love of sports came to define my Jewish identity.

How my love of sports came to define my Jewish identity.

author's bio: 

Colin Silverman is a senior at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., and president of BBYO Great Midwest Region. 

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. 

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