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Shelach Lecha

By Max Bartell, 2011 USY Religion/Education International General Board Regardless of whether or not he was Jewish, Theodore Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seus) always seems to have something to say about the weekly Parsha. In my interview with him, Seuss had this to say...

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Beha’alotekha 5771

by Alex Hamilton, SWUSY 2011-12 Israel Awareness Vice President So what does the Israeli Flag, the Thunder, the Sea, and tallitot have in common? They’re blue. Now when I was studying I came across the paragraph about making the Tallit. So I started wondering what does...

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Beha’alotekha 5771

by Josh Seed, 2011 USY Religion/Education International General Board A poor Jew went to his rabbi for advice. “Holy Rabbi!” he cried, “Things are in a bad way with me, and are getting worse all the time! We are so poor, that my wife, six children,...

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Naso 5771

by Jordan Bailey Brandt, Seaboard USY 2011-12 Regional President and 2011 Religion/Education International General Board This shabbat, we read Parshat Naso, the longest parasha in the Torah. It covers various topics including a second census of the Israelites, the laws regarding a female adulterer, the laws of...

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Behukotai 5771

by Max Bartell, 2011 USY Religion/Education Vice President International General Board "And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will no reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them;...

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Behar 5771

by Josh Seed, 2010-11 ECRUSY Religion/Education Vice President and 2011 Religion/Education International General Board member In today’s world of routine, we can sometimes forget the one responsible for the everyday miracles in our lives. The concept of bitachon, or trust in God, plays a critical role in...

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Emor 5771

by Nathan Dinitz, 2010-11 New Frontier USY Religion/Education Vice President As I was reading parashat Emor, one pasuk stood out from the rest. It isn't about the kohanim, nor the holidays, nor the man who blasphemes. It was about two mitzvot that are easily overlooked.   "When you...

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Kedoshim 5771

by Max Bartell, 2011 USY Religion/Edducation International General Board P.J. O'Rourke is famous for saying, "Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly." Now, regardless of the fact that O'Rourke is not a member of the tribe, this type of view and opinion...

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Metzora 5771

by Josh Seed, 2010-11 ECRUSY Religion/Education Vice President and 2011 Religion/Education International General Board member This Shabbat we read Parashat Metzora. Like much of the book of Vayikra, Parshat Meztora deals largely with the laws pertaining to ritual purity. This was an important topic for the time with the Tabernacle in...

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Kadima is the international youth organization for Jewish pre-teens. Sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Kadima offers programs through your local Conservative congregation. Click here to learn more and get involved!...

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