Judaism

Singing To God

Psalm 96 says “Sing to God.” I say gladly.

Psalm 96 says “Sing to God,” I say gladly. 

author's bio: 

Annie Cannon is a senior at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J. 

Words From The Wise

Confirmation graduates share Jewish reflections.

Confirmation graduates share Jewish reflections.

author's bio: 

Aryeh Lande is a rising junior at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J. He is a member of Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, N.J. Shuli Weinstein is a rising junior at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa. She is a member of Adath Israel in Merion Station, Pa. 

My Kind Of Jew

My Judaism is a balance between secularism and observance, and that’s OK by me.

My Judaism is a balance between secularism and observance, and that’s OK by me.

author's bio: 

Gabi Friedman is a senior at Summit High School in Summit, N.J. 

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. 

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