Judaism

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. 

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.

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