Try to Remember

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In the order and structure, we lose a piece of who we are.I walked out of a room filled with laughter and into the silent night. I climbed the staircase to the rooftop, the warm summer wind blowing softly through my tousled hair. I leaned on the metal railing, staring out at the sky full of stars that seemed to be speaking to me. I was alone - just me and the city below.For once in my life, I relished in the fact that the land that stretched out before me was practically foreign. Every square in...


What we can learn from our five-year-old selves

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My wooden swing was my horse, the pine needles that fell in abundance my hay. The blue slide was the river I’d fish in and the broken fence was my stable. I grew up in this oasis of creativity, this endless state of make-believe. Spending hours on end in my backyard, I began to develop my sense of imagination that would carry me throughout all my life. I was always seeing things as they could be, rather than what they were.This is something I’ve carried with me each and every day, always strivin...


The Human Struggle for Acceptance

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Sitting cross-legged on a rooftop in Acre, I stared with awe as I watched the bright orange sun begin to to set, casting a mystical light across the city. Everything around me looked picturesque, the world feeling still and silent. I had only been in Israel for a week at this point, but I already had developed a connection to the land and its history, both its triumphs and struggles. I gazed around in an attempt to not miss a single thing the view had to offer, from the green dome of the mosque...


The Lesson in Listening

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As a young child I remember hearing a poem at a Shabbat service, words that have forever been ingrained in my heart, words that became the foundation of my principles from an early age.“The person who attends a concert with a mind on business,Hears - but does not really hear.The person who walks amid the songs of the birdsAnd thinks only of what will be served for dinner, hears - but does not really hear.The one who listens to the words of a friend, or spouse, or child, and does not catch the no...


Plugged

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The bell rings, what’s the first thing you do? You reach down and pull your phone out of your bag. Maybe you didn’t notice, but the other twenty students around you did the exact same thing. The addiction is seen throughout the halls, the streets, even at a dinner table surrounded by a group of friends. Everyone’s head is down and their shoulders are curved, their eyes missing out on what’s directly in front of them. We have become slaves to our devices, to the beeps and dings that...


From Where I Stand

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In the heart of downtown Manhattan a little girl once stood, staring at the towering skyscrapers that loomed above her. From where she stood, she felt as if she was a meaningless dot in a vast and ever-changing world. Her eyes were fixated across the street, where less than a decade before the twin towers had stood, and she was suddenly struck by a sense of overwhelming fear. In her mind she could picture her father, climbing up the stairs from the subway as the second tower was hi...


A Note to the One After

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I’m sorry. To those who come after me, I wish I had left you the world in tact, Whole, Complete, But it is shattered. The world was once a stained glass window, Displaying an array of earth’s finest colors, Each individual piece fussing together as one, The sun shined through it and brought joy to all it touched, Spreading warmth, Laughter, And light. First, The window became dirty, Then it became so tarnished one could n...


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