The Diary Of Sophie Zimmerman

Posted on April 15th, 2019
Sophie Topping Zimmerman for Fresh Ink for Teens 
 

Every day should be Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to the descendent of survivors.


The Holocaust was an essential part of my Hebrew school education. It was something that was discussed every year. We were urged to ask our grandparents, who came from Europe, about living through the Holocaust. Several people who survived the concentration camps come to speak to us in school. Recently, I realized that my generation will be the last to hear a survivor tell the story firsthand. As time goes on, there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors.


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The Ramaz Mission To Moldova

Posted on April 8th, 2019
By Samantha Sinensky for Fresh Ink for Teens 

 

How teens from across the world bonded over a shared Jewish community.

 

Alongside friends and fellow world travelers I got to turn 16 three times this year, in three different time zones. Sent by The Ramaz School in Manhattan and the Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC), an organization designed to save Jewish lives around the world, we were on a mission to Moldova, a small country, formerly part of the Soviet Union, nestled between Ukraine and Romania. Our goal was to interact with the Jewish community living in the poorest country in all of Europe, and in particular, with teenagers at the youth groups in Moldova Jewish community centers and visit the elderly in their homes.

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Why J Street’s ‘Birthwrong’ Trip Might Actually Be a Good Idea

Posted on April 1st, 2019
by Stephen M. Flatow / JNS.org From the algemeiner.com 

 

J Street thinks that Birthright Israel trips are too pro-Israel. So it has announced that it is launching some trips of its own. Perhaps they should be called “Birthwrong,” since their purpose is to convince young American Jews that Israel is wrong and that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is right on many issues.

Jewish control of united Jerusalem? Israel is wrong, J Street says; the city should be re-divided, with the eastern portion turned into the capital of “Palestine.”

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Millennial Burnout || Mayim Bialik

Posted on March 25th, 2019
From Mayim's YouTube Channel

 

Hey, it's Mayim, and I know a lot of millennials. I also work with a lot of them. They get a bad reputation, but also suffer from pretty intense burnout. Here's why, and how I think they can counteract that burnout!

 

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I’m A Jewish Teenager. Anti-Semitism Has Infiltrated My Hometown.

Posted on March 18th, 2019
Ephraim Light for The Forward 

 

The truth is, when I opened my Snapchat to an image of teenagers from a local high school throwing up a Hitler salute around a swastika made out of red-solo-cups, I wasn’t even surprised. See, it wasn’t the first time anti-Semitism infiltrated my community.

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