ESSAYS| 2020

ESSAYSss| Finalists

What is Within

Naomi Deitsch

Creative 2020 / Finalists

כי קרוב אליך הדבר מאד בפיך ובלבבך לעשותו Because it is very close to you in your mouth and in your heart to observe it… This pasuk is in Devarim (chapter 30, pussuk 14). Moshe is speaking to Bnei Yisroel, and he tells them to observe the Mitzvos. The Alter rebbe quotes the pasuk קרוב

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Loneliness

Chaya Mushka Stern

Essays 2020 / Finalists

When was the last time you’ve picked up the phone and called a friend just to chat? Technology has made us self-sufficient, independent individuals. Although we know more people than any time in  history, with contacts and social networks ever growing, our interactions have become less sincere and  meaningful.  This is the irony nowadays. As

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Peeling Away the Mask: The Chassidic Guide to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Mallory Rosten

Essays 2020 / Finalists

You’re faking it, right? You’re successful, you’re good at your job, and you’re talented. At least, that’s what people say. But you have a secret suspicion that you’re not talented at all. All your success is some twisted mistake and it’s not too long before you’re found out. You’re a fraud. An imposter. I know

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Light: A Series

Rivka Einav

Creative 2020 / Finalists

“Let there be light,” from the beginning, before I began, there it started. An aspiration. A space, It fell and broke, Into darkness, Fragments, Light. They told me there are pieces of light, in small places if searched for. They told me, light couldn’t always fit within the vessel. Words, never a true expression of

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Diving Through Dimensions

Mushka Heidingsfeld

Creative 2020 / Finalists

A Lesson Plan geared for 6th-8th Graders  This lesson covers the concepts of the 4 worlds (or dimensions)- Atzilus, Briah, Yetzirah and Asiya, Seder Hishtalshlus (the “cause and effect” funnel-like system with which G-d creates the world) and Tzimtzum (how G-d contracts His light to create the various dimensions with different levels of G-dliness revealed

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