Parashat Ki Tisa – Osher Kochav Lev

This weeks parsha is Parshat Ki Tisa. The Parsha focuses on the golden calf. We know that Moshe went up to Har Sinai, for 40 days and 40 nights...

Stepping In and Stepping Out

Each morning we say a beautiful bracha, “hama’avir shaina me’ainay, u’tenuma me’afapay” which means, “God removes sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids”, at least that is...

NCSY at 60

This year marks a monumental milestone as NCSY celebrates its 60th anniversary since its founding in 1954. Through the decades, NCSY has become a treasured part of the Jewish...

Parshat Mishpatim – Bryant Ainhorn

Camera, Lights, and only then Action So, a couple of weeks ago, in Parshat Beshalach, the Jewish people are finally on their way out of Egypt. The Jews have...

Parshat Yitro – Sivan Zuzan

Here is a question: What do you think counts for more? Converting into Judaism or have been born into Judaism? While talking to two of my friends, one said...

Easy Come, Easy Go

There is a question that has always troubled me about the Parshiyot we are currently in the midst of. The Midrash tells us, “A simple maid servant at the...

Parshat Beshelach – by Leetal Nachassi

Every person has their Midbar Sinai, their struggles. I’m like eminem, I may not rap about it but everyone has their struggles. I am a junior about to take...

Parshat Vayechi – Osher Kochav Lev

This weeks parsha, parshat Vayechi, started off by saying “And Ya’akov lived until 147.” We know that the last 17 years of Yaakov’s life were the best years of...

Parshat Vayechi – Leetal Nachassi

This weeks Parsha is Parshat Vayechi, which means “and he lives”. In the parsha, Yaakov blesses his son, Yoseph, and basically tells his other sons that they are not...