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Nov 25, 2020, 9:17 AM
2020 -The Breaking Point: Saying Hello to Myself
"( קרוב ה' לנשברי לב (תהילים לד:יט. G-d is close the the brokenhearted. " Sometimes, the breaking point, is the greatest gift we can be given. Life is a storm. The waves splash, battering, hammering, smashing, crashing, into our hulls time...
Feb 19, 2020, 6:25 PM
I don’t know…
The child’s stomach grumbles for food. Their shaky shack trembles in the howling wind, threatening to break its way in. The mother coos as the child works to hold back tears. He will be strong. He will be the...
Jan 29, 2020, 1:56 PM
To Build a Nation – The Story of Moshe
Moshe is scared. Growing up in a foreign household, with an Egyptian Pharoh as a dad, couldn’t have been easy. Well, I’m sure it was, in a certain sense, but grapes and bubbling hot tea leaf baths aside, his...
Jan 21, 2020, 8:38 PM
Steam and the Search for Infinity
The steam rises. Swirling, coiling ‘round itself in an excitement paralleled only by the flames that heat it. It bursts forth from its liquid brother, yearning to explore and unite itself with the surrounding world, transferring both aroma and...
Dec 31, 2019, 7:22 PM
Strength: In and out of uniform
Yehuda approaches. ויגש אליו יהודה. Its the encounter, the pinnacle, the crescendo of tension. The climax of the story. Until now, the brothers accepted their lot, accepted their punishment for their sins of old. But no more. Yosef had...
Nov 21, 2019, 8:27 PM
Peace vs. Chaos: The paradox of Human Strength
During the latest bout of rockets sent from our friendly Witches of the West, I found myself staring at a beautiful sunset in Otniel, and just thinking: How? How does beauty exist in a world so sodden and deadly?...
Nov 20, 2019, 2:25 PM
Yitzchak – To Live and To Laugh
We laugh all the time. From standup comedies to a close knit group of friends, from the most hilarious jokes to that little chuckle that comes as a result of uncomfortable nervousness. Laughter releases, laughter sustains, yet laughter kills...
Originally from a charedi background in Baltimore, I made Aliyah approximately three years ago and joined Hesder through Yeshivat Kerem B'yavneh. I served in the Tanks brigade for a year and a half, and am now studying in Yeshivat Otniel.