Editorials

The Embassy Move to Jerusalem

6 days ago Noah Roffe 0
December 06, 2017 will always be an historic date for Jewish nation. On this day, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, officially recognized Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jews, as the capital of Israel, and announced that the US will move its embassy to Jerusalem! Since its establishment, Israel’s capital has been Read More

6 Things You Need to Know About Media Bias

1 month ago Noah Roffe 0
Hey CTeeners, I am writing today to bring a very important problem to your attention. The media has a very big impact on our daily lives and opinions. What we see on the news or in social media influences us to think a certain way—but is the media always correct? Unfortunately, it is not; one example Read More

A Jewish Approach on “Me Too”

1 month ago hkaplun 0
As a seventeen-year-old girl preparing to head to college, there is a lot on my mind: Will my roommate be super messy? Will I choose the right major? Is Freshman 15 a real thing? Unfortunately, another thought runs around my head–sexual assault. This is a very real concern. In fact, my mom suggested that I Read More

Sukkot and the Unfinished World

2 months ago Hannah Butcher 0
On Thursday night, the second day of Sukkot, my family and I gathered under the roof of our rabbi’s holy sukkah. When we walked inside, however, plump water droplets plopped from the palms. We looked down at the table cloths, napkins, cups, and plates; they were all soaked by the Floridian rain. Astonished, people shuffled Read More

Memories of Sukkot in Israel

2 months ago Leighest 0
Sarah Serfaty, Mission Viejo, CA The Chagim, holidays, are right around the corner again. Pretty crazy how fast time goes by, right?! The High Holidays are a very special time and though we celebrate them all over the world, my favorite memories are of spending Sukkot in Israel, where I lived for four years. Just like Read More

Rosh Hashana #Goals

3 months ago Madison Gold 0
With Rosh Hashanah coming up this week, it is common for one to set new year resolutions or goals. However, it is very common to set goals that are unreachable or too extreme. Here are five tips on how to set reachable S.M.A.R.T. goals:       Specific: Set goals that are very clear and precise. Don’t Read More

I Tried It: Wearing a Kippa

3 months ago Hank Loeb 0
Everyone has their own path in Judaism, and each person has their own way of discovering their path. Personally, my path is ever changing. My great grandparents were Orthodox, my grandparents were Conservative, my parents were raised Reform, and I have always been affiliated with Chabad. We go to Chabad services but our observance ebbs Read More

Help Is On The Way! Five Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

3 months ago Leighest 0
Julia Rozenfeld, Bucks County, PA   1. Donating Money and Food There are many organizations that are currently accepting money that will be used for necessities such as food, water, and shelter, such as the Chabad and CTeen of Houston. They set up an Amazon wishlist with a list of needed supplies which anyone can Read More

My Experience at the Kotel

4 months ago Leighest 0
Natalie Sharbin, Fairfield, CT   This summer, I had the amazing privilege to go on CTeen Heritage Quest, a three week trip to Poland and Israel. While there were many inspiring and eye opening experiences, one stands out to me in particular: Friday night at the Kotel. While I have attended Friday night services at Read More

Turning Darkness Into a Mitzvah: CTeen Connection’s Mitzvah Challenge

4 months ago hkaplun 0
On Monday, August 14th, the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was vandalized by a seventeen year old boy. He “hurled” rocks through a glass panel inscribed with numbers representing those tattooed on the arms of the Jews in concentration camps. This came just days after the two day White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi protest Read More
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