Torah

Verses in Verse: Vayeshev (Week 9)

10 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ “The Dreamer Who Wasn’t Stranded” Favorites, dreams, and a dreadful decline- For this is Vayeshev, Parshah number nine. Of all his sons, Yaakov loved Yosef the most, And of this Yosef would always boast. By his brothers Yosef was very much loathed, Especially after he solicited Yaakov’s special coat. Eventually Read More

Verses in Verse: Vayetze (Week 7)

11 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ From exile to Joseph and his Brethren, This is Vayetze, Parsha number seven. Fleeing his wild and spiteful brother, Yaakov is sent to his uncle’s house by his mother. Now what do the Temple and ladders have in common? They were both in a dream Yaakov had when he stopped Read More

A 2021 Summer to Remember (Pt. 2)

1 year ago The Connections Staff 0
A Truly ‘XTreme’ Experience Kalae Abrams// Princeville, Hawaii Read Part 1 of our CTeen Summer recap on the Heritage Quest here: https://www.cteenconnection.com/uncategorized/a-2021-summer-to-remeber-pt-1/ Have you ever seen a jam-packed bus full of 30 energetic teens? Ever been in one yourself? Well, I was on that bus this summer during my CTeen XTreme trip journeying through the Read More

A 2021 Summer to Remember (Pt. 1)

1 year ago The Connections Staff 0
Homecoming 2021/5781 Stella Washington// CTeen North Fulton, Georgia Read Part 2 of our CTeen Summer recap on the XTreme trip here: https://www.cteenconnection.com/uncategorized/a-2021-summer-to-remember-pt-2/ This article is dedicated to counselors Sarah Sherman, Pessi Naparstek, Mushkie Rapoport, Gitty Friedman, Gili Houpt, and every single girl that was a part of this group. I cannot begin to express my Read More

Are Tattoos Taboo? (The Torah’s Take)

4 years ago Hannah Butcher 0
In December, after I turned 18, the first thing my friends asked me was if I was going to get a tattoo. Something inside me held me back from jumping head-first into a tattoo parlor, however.  At the International Shabbaton I realized why, exactly, I hesitated to get inked. Like me, many Jewish teens stand Read More

Anxiety and the Torah

5 years ago Hannah Butcher 0
Anxiety is a common feeling that many of us have experienced. It’s uncomfortable, and the symptoms vary from person to person.  Everyone experiences anxiety differently; for some, their palms sweat, their thoughts spiral out of control, their breathing becomes shallow, or their stomachs tie in knots. The world may seem to spin around us and, Read More
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