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Jewish Studeies

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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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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My Dvar Torah

     Instead of doing the regular journal that Morah Eta usually assigns, she let my brother and I post our Dvar Torah from our Bnai-Mitzvah. I hope you like it.      Shabbat Shalom! If you didn’t know me already, I’m Elior. Although I might not look like my brother, Itamar, I’m the older … Continue reading »

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Food for the Stomache and for the Soul

At the end of last school year, Morah Eta gave each person in the middle school a bag filled with non-perishable foods to give out to a homeless person they saw on the street. Well, today, as I was on my way to Moes with my mom and brother, we saw a homeless man holding … Continue reading »

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Holy in the Body, Mind, and Soul

This week for my journal, I would like to explore a quote from this week’s parsha. “You shall be holy, for I, the L-rd your god, am holy.” This quote means a lot to me and has much inner meaning. This quote means that you should pure because God is pure and you were made … Continue reading »

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Dedicated to Scott

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating Shavuot which is the celebration of Matan Torah or the giving of the Torah. On Shavuot, we will remember Scott who was a devoted teacher of Torah. Scott is a great inspiration to me because he loved the Torah probably more than any of us will ever … Continue reading »

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Passing Over Mt. Carmel

This week for our mitzvah trip, the middle school went to a retirement home for Jewish senior citizens called Mt. Carmel. Mt Carmel was established in 1973 and is one of the older retirement homes in Jacksonville. A lot of the people who live there are from Russia or other foreign countries. Most people don’t … Continue reading »

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Planting For the Needy

This week for our mitzvah trip, we traveled to a place called The Bridge. It is downtown in a not so nice part of Jacksonville. The purpose of The Bridge is to help underprivileged kids. They provide assistance with homework, a snack, and then dinner. There are no grocery stores near the bridge so they … Continue reading »

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Don’t Walk On By

For journal this week, Morah Eta posted a music video from the 1960s called Walk in By by Dionne Warwick. Originally, this song was about a relationship, but it can be used in other contexts. For instance, homelessness. In today’s society, many people walk on by when they see a homeless person in need. That … Continue reading »

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