• Our Pilgrimage

    On July 11, I stepped on a plane about to embark on the most draining, confusing, angering, emotional, bittersweet, thought-provoking, delightful, most memorable 3 weeks of my life. All the way from Israel, Palestine, LA, New York, Chicago and Maryland, Israelis, Palestinians, Palestinians Citizens of Israel, and American teens would gather in the suburbs of Chicago for a program called Hands of Peace, where we would have 2 and a half hour dialogues everyday just beginning to scrape the surface on the Israel/Palestine conflict.


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  • Spring Kallah D’Var Torah: Metzora

    The D’var Torah below was written by Joe Lichtenstein (Temple Emanuel, Roanoke, Virginia), a freshman in NFTY-MAR. —————— On the first day of kindergarten, a day full of terror and fright, my bus driver told me that he liked my shoes. Parsha Metzora is written with unbelievable detail. It is full of specific instructions which


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