ESSAYS| 2020

ESSAYSss| Finalists

Window for Words

Moshe Miller

Essays 2020 / Finalists

Transforming Darkness into Light, Negative into Positive We all face negative situations and hardships in life. How do we react to them? Is the best advice to duck and wait for things to improve – “hide for a brief moment until the wrath has passed,”[1] as the Prophet Isaiah puts it? Or is there a

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Soaring Free

Sara Blau

Creative 2020 / Finalists

Summary: In an age when so many grapple with the dark side of human emotions, even to the extent of addiction and suicide ideation, it is crucial to address it head on. When pain is overwhelming it can be tempting to want an escape in any manner, including the ultimate escape. But these negative thoughts

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The Alter Rebbe’s Brilliant Solution to the Addict’s Dilemma

Shraga Crombie

Essays 2020 / Finalists / Winning Essays

Addiction is one of the hottest issues today from among the range of existing mental disorders, and the changes taking place in the Western world have resulted, on the one hand, in an ever-increasing number of people suffering from the problem, and, on the other hand, ever-greater efforts are being made to identify solutions, in

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