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Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Three T’s

The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called the Ten Days of Repentance or עשרת ימי תשובת.  The Ten Days of Repentance are those last few days before God really judges. It is kind of like a third chance in a way. Basically, Yom Kippur is when God seals the deal. He decides on … Continue reading »

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Doing Teshuvah in a Dream

This weekend, I missed Friday at school and all of Rosh Hashanah because I was getting my wisdom teeth taken out, so Morah Eta said that I could write about how I made Rosh Hashanah meaningful without attending services. I instantly knew the answer. While I was recovering from surgery, I had a peculiar dream. … Continue reading »

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Risky Bonding

It all started on the last Sunday of camp in the morning. My friends and I were sitting down to eat breakfast in the Chadar Ochel (Hebrew word for dining room), when we came up with the idea. “Guys, this is our first summer in the older aidot (Hebrew word for age groups) and we … Continue reading »

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Forgive Yourself So You Can Forgive Others

For our mitzvah trip this week, we watched the movie Big Hero 6. That may sound like an odd thing to do for a mitzvah trip, but I will explain that in a second. Some of you may not be familiar with this movie so here is a brief summary. The main character is a 14 year … Continue reading »

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