ESSAYS| 2017

ESSAYSss| Finalists

Why We Need a Break

By David LIchtenstadter, Brooklyn, NY

Essays 2017 / Finalists

MyLife Essay Contest 2017 We all love to relax and to be entertained in the time that we know that life has real meaning and we have serious goals to achieve. So it is intriguing why we have the urge for these acts and to know if they are at all permissible. In today’s day

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Committing to Your Purpose in a World of Cheap Substitutes

By No'a Bat Miri, Milford, CT

Essays 2017 / Finalists

MyLife Essays Contest 2017 Many parents loathe the day their little one discovers the word “why.” It’s not simply that children can be quite indefatigable in their exploitation of this subtle weapon that bothers a parent, but the thought that this is where her failure begins: after feeding, cleaning, and giving all of the other

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The Heart of the Matter

By Gale Levin, New Haven, CT

Essays 2017 / Finalists

MyLife Essay Contest 2017 It is a basic tenet in Judaism that everything in the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world. This makes sense since G-d looked to the Torah as a blueprint to create the world. (Midrash Beraishis Rabbah 1:1) So, in order to understand the workings of our soul, it

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Retroactive Healing: It’s in Our D.N.A.

By Nechama Dina Zwiebel, Kingston, Pennsylvania

Essays 2017 / Finalists

MyLife Essay Contest 2018 Contemporary Issue: Challenges and Healing in all relationships “Been there, done THAT!” “I wish I could go back to before that happened!” “If only I could do it all over again!” “I wish we could still be friends.” “I wish that never happened…!” This is wishful thinking, but not reality –

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