Happy Passover from SWUSY

Maury Jacobs (RYD)/ April 22, 2016

  Dear SWUSYites and SWUSY families, We want to wish everyone a wonderful, meaningful Passover holiday. As we clean our homes and bodies of chametz and prepare to celebrate our amazing story of freedom, we hope that everyone will take the time to appreciate all the freedoms and joys we have in our lives today. We are thankful for each

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REC Speaks Up: How Anti-semitism is Affecting Us

Ilana Williams/ March 30, 2016

          On Saturday, October 27, 2018, a horrible tragedy has struck the Jewish community during Shabbat services: a shooting at the Tree of Life Or L’Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 11 people were killed, and six more were wounded, including four police officers. The suspect, Robert Bowers, is already in custody. This was a hate crime.

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Denomination ‘Drama’ by EMTZAnik Jake Klaiman

Ilana Williams/ March 24, 2016

  Jews across the world have always had an interesting relationship with each other. Jewish Communities across the nation are as tight-knit as sardines in a can. Seriously, my grandma has had the same Jewish friends she has gossiped with since she was 10, and she’s 71. I have had the same best friends since I was three for crying

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why It’s Important by BZUSY Kadimanik Madison Nadler

Ilana Williams/ March 22, 2016

This piece was written by Kadimanik Madison Nadler of BZUSY. She wrote it as a Historical Paper entry for a contest and won! Congrats Madison! I regret to say that Appendix I and II mentioned in Madison’s article could not be attached to this post due to technical difficulties. -Bayle G. Bombs, prejudice, and terrorism.  Many are familiar with the words,

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The Real Love Story of SWEMTZA by EMTZAnik Libby Fern

Ilana Williams/ March 11, 2016

  Once upon a time, in a state far away, two regions fell in love and slowly became one. (Okay maybe Maury and Ethan haven’t fully approved the merge, but we’re working on it.) Okay back to the story…   As a sophomore walking into my first International Convention knowing only EMTZA people, it was kind of scary. Being at

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Bench Instead of Binge-Watch This Summer by President Rachel Shapiro

Ilana Williams/ March 7, 2016

It’s Not Too Late! Hey you!  Yeah, you!!  What are you doing this summer?  I know that binge watching Netflix on the couch or going to the beach for a week can be fun… But what if you had the opportunity to have a life-changing summer experience?  What if you had the chance to explore North America, Europe, or Israel,

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How to Survive Your Senior Year in SWUSY by Swizzle Editor Eden Torbatian

Ilana Williams/ March 3, 2016

Hey SWUSYites! I think that most seniors’ checklists consist of the following items: Complete the application to ____ school. Find teachers to ask for letters of recommendation for my applied colleges. FINISH THE FAFSA!! Find some more scholarships to apply to. Find out how much is housing at ___ school. Find a date and a dress for Prom! Order cap

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The Little Things by Rashi President and Kadima Koordinator Sam Shane (27)

Ilana Williams/ March 1, 2016

  It’s the little things that count. They keep adding up, and together they make up a big part of your memory. For me, it’s always been about the little things. I’m very active in two youth groups: USY and BBYO. The very first day I joined BBYO and met my best friend, he said, “I like you. You’re gonna

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A Word On Climate Change From Zeke Robinson

Ilana Williams/ February 24, 2016

Imagine yourself taking a nap in a hammock hanging 20ft in the air attached to two trees in the Amazon Rainforest. The sun is shining down and monkeys are swinging in the air while jungle cats prowl around on the ground in the bushes and underbrush. The birds are chirping in the air and it’s misty outside with only a

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