Author: Maya

כ״ה בתמוז ה׳תשע״ח (July 8, 2018) TRY Staff Blogs

Jonathan Madoff, Director My community is bigger than your button Getting away to get ahead: The case for high school semester in Israel programs   Betsalel Steinhart, Former educator and director of Israel education for TRY, Current Director of the Ramah Israel Institute (RII) Praying this morning “It is good to...

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ז׳ בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (June 1, 2017) OP-ED: I Don’t Have To Choose Between My Zionism and My Feminism

“Those who identify as Zionist cannot be feminist because they are ignoring the rights of Palestinian women” said Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist and organizer of last January’s Women’s March on Washington in an interview with The Nation. As represented by Sarsour’s statement, there are an...

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ז׳ בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (June 1, 2017) Alone and Together in the Desert

TRY is known to be one of the most powerful and spiritually moving experiences a Jewish teenager can have. So far, only a week and an half into my TRY experience I have had some touching moments. One such moment was our trip to the...

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ז׳ בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (June 1, 2017) The End of Indifference

Do you ever look at the news, care for a second, and then forget because it doesn’t affect you? I used to do that all the time, but now it’s different. In America, people tend to be indifferent to world news. Many people don’t care...

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ז׳ בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (June 1, 2017) OP-ED: Haredim Must Stop Resisting the IDF Draft

Earlier in the year, an ultra-Orthodox soldier visiting his home in Mea Shearim, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, was violently attacked before police arrived at the scene. For the most part, the people in the Haredi community are opposed to forced conscription into the IDF...

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