• We Know the Way Out

    At NFTY-MAR’s Fall Kallah November 16-18, 2018, in Baltimore, MD teens from across the region gathered as a community and spent Shabbat reflecting on gratitude and learning about food insecurity across the United States. The following is a D’var Torah written by Jared Sloan, of Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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  • 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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  • NFTY-MAR: Spring Kallah 2015 D’Var Torah – Tazria Metzora

    This week’s parsha, Tazria and Metzora, continues the discussion of the laws of tumah v’taharah, ritual purity and impurity. First, outlined is childbirth. If a women gives birth to a boy she will be impure for a total of 40 days, yet for a girl she will be impure for a total of 80. Ding, ding, ding. Off goes my NFTY alarm.


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  • How I Brought EIE Home

    The spring semester of my sophomore year of high school, I went on NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. I initially found out about the program through a friend of mine in my temple youth group (TYG) who had gone the previous year. After learning more, I was enthralled!


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