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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 8

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winning Dvar Torah Day 1

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Winning Dvar Torah Day 2

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Winning Dvar Torah Day 3

 

 

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Winning Public Speaking Day 1

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Winning Palindrome Poem

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Freshmen Letter

 

 

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Sophomore Letter

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Junior Letter

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Senior Letter

 

 

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Winning Public Speaking Day 2 (TIE)

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Winning Public Speaking Day 2 (TIE)

 

 

 

 

Winning Dvar Torah Day 1

by Scott Sandor

 

Winning Dvar Torah Day 1It’s another Motzei Shabbat, and like many of us including myself, all we want to do is go out with friends for pizza and a movie. However, all of your friends end up cancelling on you because they decided to study in advance for next Friday’s Biology test. You’re now upset, frustrated, even angry, because you don’t want to be alone; you don’t want to feel that sense of loneliness. None of us do. In fact, this intrinsic desire to be with other human beings is recognized early on in the Torah. At the beginning of Parshas Shmos, we read something quite strange: “And all the souls who were born from Yaakov were seventy souls.” The Torah here uses the word "nefesh" to means souls, as opposed to its plural, "nefashot." Why exactly does the Torah not use nefesh in its proper plural form?

The Kli Yakar suggests that the degree of unity among Yaakov’s seventy descendants was so strong and profound that they were like one man, with one soul. They simply could not live without each other’s presence. Unity is also associated with the number seventy, appearing in the most principal exemplification of human relationships-- Adam and Chavah. It is quite interesting to note that the Gematria of Adam v’Chavah is actually seventy, hence even the first human beings required the company of others.

In this week’s Parsha, Parshas Vayikra, there are numerous accounts of the mitzvos regarding the korbanos that were to be sacrificed for the service of HaShem. These korbanos require sincere devotion, concentration, and perfection. They also require the recognition that everything comes from Him and is His creation. The Ramban explains that the word korban is related to the word kirva, or closeness. He concludes that korbanos must be associated with becoming closer to HaShem. The Maharal further embellishes the Ramban’s point in a beautiful way. He teaches: since the korban tamid, our twice daily sacrifice, were to be performed first at the earliest possible time in the morning with the second at the end of the day, each person’s entire day is therefore united with HaShem. In other words, our desire to be with others is the same exact affinity that we have with HaShem.

Unfortunately today, we don’t have korbanos, but Hoshea the Navi assures us that tefilla can substitute these “closeness opportunities.” In other words, the closeness to Hashem that a korban is supposed to foster, and feelings of devotion to Him and unity with Him, all of these can be achieved with davening. The words of the davening even provide the appropriate requests to nurture a close kesher with HaShem. In davening, we ask Hashem for intelligence, health, livelihood, redemption from troubles, our future redemption as a nation, etc. With each request, we are in actuality internalizing the message that all of creation comes from Him and is united with Him.

We just came out of such an incredible and special holiday, Purim, where the whole point of the holiday is to come together as a community. This week, we as a high school have yet another incredible opportunity to forge closer relationships with our classmates, our grades, our teachers, and of course with other grades. If you see someone sitting by themselves, take the initiative and strike up a conversation. Use this experience as a platform to exercise and create an even closer and deeper relationship with HaShem. So if you ever happen to feel lonely on Motzei Shabbat, all you need to do is just reach out and bring yourself closer, and you’ll never feel alone.

 

 

Winning Dvar Torah Day 2

by Caylie Tuerack 

 

Winning Dvar Torah Day 2

As Pesach is fast approaching, I thought it appropriate to begin with a link to the Haggadah. One of the famous passages in the Haggadah is from a Mishna in Masechet Berachot that discusses Rabbi Elazar Ben Azariah growing a beard. Rabbi Elazar says, Hareh ani k’ven shivim shanah, or It as if I am 70 years old, even though he is, in fact, merely 18. He had recently been appointed to be the Nasi, or head, of the Jewish people and was looking to convey his leadership and represent his maturity and knowledge through his use of the number 70. But why specifically did Rabbi Elazar believe that this age would properly placate the Jewish people and serve as a reassurance for them?

Traditionally, 70 has been a prominent number in the Jewish culture. Yaakov went down to Egypt with 70 people, the city of Jerusalem has 70 names, and after the destruction of Migdal Bavel, or the Tower of Babel, there were 70 languages on Earth. However, there is one other connection to the number 70 that I believe is the most relevant and astute in understanding Rabbi Elazar’s use of the number. G-d commanded Moshe to appoint 70 elders to become prophets for the Jewish people. These prophets would help guide the Jewish people and help Moshe ejudicate cases. Therefore, in the Jewish culture, 70 connotes a sense of leadership and responsibility.

The 70 elders were specifically tasked with teaching the word of HaShem to the Jewish people. G-d would speak the Torah to Moshe, who would then relay it Aharon, who would then relay it to the 70 zikainim who would finally relay it to the Jewish people. The purpose was to keep the words of G-d and Torah alive in perpetuity, as the Jewish people would teach the Torah they were taught to subsequent generations. The responsibility and obligation of the zikainim was to serve as the final step in educating the Jewish people and to provide them with the tools necessary to lead their lives in correspondence with Torah values.

Similar to the 70 zikainim, we as seniors have also been thrust into a role of leadership. We are leaving behind a legacy from which we hope other future grades can learn. We strive to set a positive example and to exemplify good leadership. But this is not a take-home message that solely applies to seniors. Everyone has the potential to impart their wisdom to others and educate. We can all internalize the lessons we learn from others and take them with us.

Each number represented by a grade in this year’s Shiriyah also exemplifies the importance of leadership. Our number of 70 clearly can represent the 70 zikainim. Rabbi Elazar ben Azariah was 18 years old, demonstrating that even at that young of an age, it’s possible to become a great leader and step into a role of power. The four levels of the teaching of Torah, from HaShem to Moshe to Aharon to the Zikainim to the people, indicate that it is possible to learn from a variety of sources and act as a leader in passing on those teachings to our posterity. Lastly, there were seven great leaders of the Jewish people, Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov, Moshe, Aharon, Yosef, and David, who led the Jews through a variety of difficult circumstances and inspired them. We take many life lessons from these individuals and are continually learning from them today.

We should all take the lessons of leadership from our numbers and incorporate them into our own lives.

 

 

Winning Dvar Torah Day 3

by Jeremy Bassali

 

Winning Dvar Torah Day 3It’s late last night. You're thinking of a Dvar Torah to present in front of the school, but at this point, a blank piece of paper is staring back at you. You’ve written and erased again and again, but your message just doesn’t seem good enough to you. Again and again you rewrite it and redo it, but it just doesn’t seem quite right. The night is old, the paper is still blank, and you’re struggling to find your inner voice. But then it hits you: The answer has been right in front of you all along!

Sheva Yipol Tzadik VeKam A righteous man will fall seven times, and stand right back up. At times we may feel as if our mistakes are pulling us down or holding us back. We may fall again and again, not quite being able to fix our mistakes But each time we fall, each time our flaws get in the way and every time we make a mistake, it's… it's a blessing.

Because every time we fall, it’s a chance to stand up and reach an even higher goal, an even more astonishing milestone.

In his book, Awesome Creation, the author, Rabbi Yosef Bitton, explains the logistics of the seven days of creation. Quoting Bereshit Raba, he explains that the elements created on each day were a product of the previous day’s creation.

LeDugma, for example, Bereshit Raba explains the phrase Melekhet HaMayim, or “the work done with the water” as a process by which HaShem used the pre-existing seawater as an agent in producing a new atmosphere, which in turn would produce freshwater through precipitation.

This newly created water cycle would allow the processes of the the third day to take place, namely, the creation of plants as well as their ability to survive on this newly transformed planet.

Additionally, Rambam, also known as Maimonides, one of the greatest Talmudists, physicians and philosophers of the middle ages, explains in his book More Nevukhim, that the Rakia which was created on the second day, was formed by the water, already on earth.

In other words, each step HaKadosh Baruch Hu took throughout the process of Creation was able to be taken because an act of creation that he done beforehand further assisted him in creating even more. Each step He took allowed him to take yet another.

Fellow students, our lives in this world are short and bittersweet, We can sit in agony and allow our faults to consume us, or we can look at each fault as another chance to succeed. If look at each step we take as an advancement in our journey to success, then no action -be it for the better or the worse- can stop us from achieving greatness.

During this Shiriyah, each and every one of us has had their downfall, each of us have had moments of failure and self-regret.

But, looking out into the crowd, I still see 4 teams going strong. I still see each grade giving it their best. We haven’t let our problems get in the way of the bigger picture. We owe it to our team, our class that we see as a family. Our lives are more than just about ourselves; we must all see our purpose in the greater world, in the bigger picture.

Let the world see you stand right back up, again and again. Never let your falls keep you down.

And remember…. The righteous falls seven times, and then gets up! Thank you!

 

 

Winning Public Speaking Day 1

by Adam Sonnenklar 

 

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There is more to numbers than just one or more digits put together. Any number can correspond to some aspect in life, but some numbers have more meaning than others. The number 120 is an example of this kind of number.

There is tremendous depth to the number 120. First off, Moshe lived to be 120 years old. He accomplished so much in his 120 year lifespan, from leading the Jews out of slavery in Egypt to bringing them to the Land of Israel. Moshe’s life was considered complete after being on this Earth for 120 years. From this, we learn that the number 120 symbolizes completeness, as we wish for a person to live AD Meah Veesrim, or until 120 years old. Moshe sets the example for this tradition.

There is more to the number 120 than Moshe’s dying age. There were 120 members of the Anshei Kineset Hagdolah, or 120 Men of the Great Assembly. Their task was to presume the jobs of the Jewish leadership at the time of the Second Temple. The group was originally 70 members, but was expanded to 120 members to increase productivity. Again, we see the idea that the number 120 represents a sense of completeness. It took 120 members to create a functioning, ruling body during the time of the second temple and it took 120 years for Moshe’s life to be considered complete.

Moving on from Judasim, 120 has a special meaning here at North Shore. The Senior class is comprised of 87 students, with 33 faculty members teaching us every day. Add up the two numbers, and you get 120. In school every day, it takes 120 people to bring our grade to life. It takes 120 individuals to complete the Senior Class. With one less student or one less faculty member, it would not be the same. It would not be complete. Just like it took 120 members of the assembly to create a functioning body, just like it took Moshe 120 years for his life to be complete, it takes 120 people to create an everlasting impact on the Senior Class.

As you can see, the number 120 has depth. If I were Mrs. Septimus, I would have taken out the number 18 from the shiriyah picture, and replaced it with the number 120. The Juniors then could have the number 70. There is little depth to the number 18. Yes, the hebrew letters correspond to the word Chai, symbolizing life, but that’s it. Chai is a modern day Jewish slogan with no history. 120 has life. But the number can’t be given to the Juniors. It carries too much value with it. The Juniors don’t yet understand what completeness means. How can they, when they are just past the halfway point of high school. The number 120 should have been given to the Senior class, who have a taste of what completeness is. The Senior class understands that this is our last Shiriyah, and this is our time to make an impact. It took us 4 years, but our grade is complete. Through the ups and the downs, we have made it to this point, together. We are writing the last chapter of our Shiriyah book, and what better number could there have been to end our Shiriyah journey with than the complete number of 120.

 

 

Winning Palindrome Poem

by Joelle Galatan

 

Winning Palindrome Poem70th Year
Technology
Destination to desert
Home
Returning in mass
Millions upon Millions
Like sheep
Following leader
Settled Kibbutzim, discovered roots
Ancient.
Land of history
Of Culture
Secular and Religious both
Falafel and Hummus
A Warmness everywhere
Jerusalem strolling
For Dreaming of years
70 and more
Seemed years begging
Home. We prayed
Bayit.
Called was it
Garbage
Swamp-filled
Dry and Disgusting
Bound homeward
Homecoming

Coming home:
Homeward bound
Disgusting and
Dry
Filled swamp
Garbage it was called
Prayed we home
Begging: Years seemed
More and 70
Years of dreaming for
Jerusalem strolling
Falafel and Hummus
A secular and religious both
Culture of land
Of history: ancient
Roots discovered
Kibbutzim settled
Leader following
Sheep like
Millions upon Millions
Mass in returning
Home
To desert
Destination technology
Year 70th

 

 

Freshmen Letter

by Danielle Sellouk 

 

Freshmen Letter

The freshman Shiriyah experience this year was incredible. We all got a taste of what North Shore is like and all became closer as both a grade and individual people. All the activities were amazing and we all channeled our creativity and learned how to act as one. Being the new grade in the school, we did have some things that we had to learn, but we eventually got the hand of how things went and tried our hardest to complete the tasks we were given. Being freshman, we knew that we weren't going to win, but our amazing generals gave us hop and in the end we won many of the activities. Freshman came in 4th place in the end (as always), but it was less than a 400 point difference between 3rd and 4th place! We were proud of ourselves. This year, freshman won the grade Hebrew song, social media, and all the tug-a-wars they participated in. The overall theme for Shiriyah this year was important numbers in Judaism. The freshman number was 4 and we incorporated the number 4 in almost everything we did. Although we ran into many issues with banner, freshman from other groups came to help and we eventually won 3rd place in that area! We transformed the freshman hallway using the color green, which was our grade color. We also incorporated the number 4 and worked together to create something we are truly all very proud of. We all tried our hardest to succeed and we were all happy with ourselves and how we performed, even if we did come in last place. We definitely feel closer after Shiriyah and have bonded as a grade; we aren't simply just friends -- we are a family now, and can't wait to participate in Shiriyah next year and all the years to follow. We know that every year we will improve as a grade and rank higher in the Shiriyah standings by learning from our mistakes and setting higher goals to reach. Let's go class of 2021!

 

 

Sophomore Letter

by Kayla Kreinik

 

Sophomore LetterThis year's Shiriyah was definitely one to remember for the sophomore grade! The sophomore class of 2020 all came together to accomplish amazing things. Everyone participated in activities in which they are the most skilled and we all greatly succeeded. Whether it was participating in sports, contributing creative ideas and helping hands in hallway, or spending time learning and practicing dance, everyone did something they enjoyed and it payed off in the end. Sophomores came in first place in various competitions, such as Torah bowl on the first day and costume making! As sophomores, we are already half way done with high school and have made incredible friendships and memories with each other, especially during Shiriyah. While working hard during the long days and late nights, we had fun and made memories that will last a lifetime. We've had an amazing time during this year's Shiriyah, and we know this is only the beginning and the best is yet to come! We can't wait until next year to shine and excel even more as juniors.

 

 

Junior Letter

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Junior Letter

We Juniors had an especially meaningful Shiriyah this year. After coming in third place as sophomores, we were able to come back stronger and with greater unity, winning a number of key events, and enjoying ourselves in the process. Though we came in second place overall, the Juniors still feel that they performed their best as a team.

The talents of certain individuals in our grade really shone through. Without the leadership of our amazing generals, Anna Glasman, Jacqueline Izsak, Michael Tsor, and Aaron Lavi, the Junior grade would not have been nearly as organized and unified throughout all of the events. We did especially well in the artistic events, with wins in architecture, hallway, and banner. Our unity really shone through in events like the rope tying contest, which we won with our exemplary teamwork.

The theme the Juniors were given for this Shiriyah - the number 18 - had a special significance as well. We used our theme as inspiration in all of our events. The number 18 in Hebrew spells “Chai,” which means life. The number also refers to the eighteen blessings in Shemoneh Esrei, the prayer that we read multiple times every day. Our theme also included tzedakah and Jewish community. Additionally, this year marks the school’s 18th birthday, which we wanted to celebrate as well.

The individual talents of our peers were evident during each group event. Whether it be our wins in nearly every sport, or our first place Escape the Room, each member of the Junior grade was able to showcase their abilities and contribute to the team in the best way they could. For a second time, our dance came in second place, beaten only by the Seniors.

 

 

Senior Letter

by Caylie Tuerack

 

Senior LetterAs the first place team was announced for this year’s Shiriyah, I watched as my grade’s reaction turned into one of joy, excitement, and pride. After coming so close to victory last year, and after having come in second place Sophomore year and last place Freshmen year, we finally felt fulfilled. We finally felt that we had achieved the win we rightfully deserved. There were many tears shed, both of joy and of sadness, as we reflected on our journey through North Shore these past four years. We reminisced about our favorite Shiriyah memories and the unity that many of us experience during this event. It is truly an amazing feeling to be an integral part of a grade and team during Shiriyah, and to be valued and appreciated for each and every individual talent and strength.

These talents were useful and showcased throughout Shiriyah, and spanned from musical talent to athletic talent. The Seniors were particularly powerful in written and spoken competitions, winning two out of the three Divrei Torah, both Public Speaking, the Poetry Contest, Original Lyric Composition for our grade song, and the Eshkolot Journal. In addition, the Seniors won a plethora of other competitions, such as Torah Bowl (on the second day), Dance, Commercial/Video, Stop Motion, and Apache, and all of these were won for the second year in a row. These wins were achieved not only through talent, but also through the leadership and organization of our generals, David Nigri, Benjamin Katz, Leor Ben-Ami, and Elizabeth Zborowski. Our grade has these four individuals to thank for all of their hard work and dedication to this year’s Shiriyah.

This year’s Shiriyah proved to be one of victory for the Senior grade, but not only in terms of the final outcome. We were victorious in that we came together as a grade and put in the effort that it took to win as a team. Every night, dozens of students from our grade of only 88 stayed behind and tirelessly worked on dance, hallway, video, and banner. No matter who the individual was, they had a purpose and their help was always appreciated. This is one of the most incredible aspects of Shiriyah that over these past four years has only become more true: everybody serves a purpose and is vital to having a functioning and winning team.

Shiriyah is an event that going forward into these next four years of college, I know that my grade will greatly miss. I know for me, Shiriyah has always been a time full of cheer, competition, and unity. It is something that is looked forward to and planned for each year many weeks in advance. The Seniors, as a grade, have created lasting memories that we can hold on to and cherish for a lifetime.

 

 

Winning Banner

by Dalia Etessami 

 

Winning Banner

This year, the Juniors won in the banner category for Shiriyah. The banner was worked on by Ana Ariel, Ella Shakin, Iris Esses and Dalia Etessami. With their painting, they sought to interpret their theme, the number 18, in multiple different ways. The banner depicts the school’s main synagogue from a view from the balcony. This location was chosen to celebrate the high school’s 18th birthday, and because it symbolizes the North Shore community and family, as it is the room where students from different backgrounds come together to pray. There is a tree added in the center of the room which is meant to represent the “Etz Chaim” or the Tree of Life. The roots and branches of the tree extend throughout the room, spreading the essence of life, and connecting everyone. The beautiful colors and lights shining through the tree branches further highlight the essence of life coming from a divine source.
Overall, message the Juniors wanted to create a banner that wasn’t just made for Shiriyah or for the Junior class, but for the whole school, in order to celebrate life and it’s preciousness.

 

 

Winning Public Speaking Day 2 (TIE)

by Caylie Tuerack

 

Winning Public Speaking Day 2 (TIE)Judaism as a whole can often seem like more of a culture or a set of guidelines for living as opposed to merely a religion. One of the teachings that it appears that Judaism seemingly strives to instill and inculcate in the Jewish people is communal value. While there are commandments that exist solely for the individual, there are also many specific commandments that only apply towards the community, such as Torah reading. For instance, this goes to the extent that someone who misses Torah reading is actually exempt from being present at the time of the reading as long as the community has fulfilled that obligation. As a member of the community, the individual is incorporated into and encompassed by the communal aspect of the commandment.

However, although there is this strong disposition towards community-oriented thought, sometimes this ideology is taken to an extreme. People remain in close-knit communities without any interaction with the outside world. These people are so invested and immersed in the Jewish community that they lose sight of being members in the world community. This isolationist ideology comes in direct conflict with the concept of the Jewish place in the world at large. For us, being members of the world at large includes an awareness of current events, being educated in secular academia as well as religious, and participating in other secular activities, such as sporting events. If we, as Jews, were to eliminate these threads that connect us with others, we lose our seat at the table, so to speak, and no longer remain true members of the world. We can essentially entirely erode that vital layer of community for the Jewish people.

The solution to this problem is a three-pronged approach that should begin with adhering to the words of the Prophet Isaiah in the book of Yirmiyahu. He declares that the Jews should be an “Or LaGoyim” or a light unto the nations. This notion runs counter to the mentality of Jewish isolation from the general world. We are supposed to, even obligated to, interact with other people and maintain an un-secluded presence in the world, so we can set an example for proper living. We are supposed to take the core values that Judaism provides us with and impart them to the world, so they can learn and so we can help them. Yirmiyahu continues that the Jews should, in being a light unto the nations, open blind eyes and remove prisoners from confinement. In order for us to be able to carry out these tasks, to carry out what appears to be one of our missions in this world, we have to be integrated in the world and represent pillars of truth and justice.

The second prong of the solution is to garner support from the leading rabbis of these isolationist Jewish communities and have them preach from the pulpit the importance of being member in the world at large. This would create the sense that integration is encouraged, which is vital in rectifying the solidarity of these areas.

The third prong of the approach is to begin immersing the children in these communities into the world at large. Whether it be in the form of schools with secular teaching or youth groups, it is important to instill these impressionable young individuals with the idea that it is acceptable and promoted to play an active role in a society outside of the Jewish community. If we can’t target the adults in terms of changing their already molded ideology, it is possible to shape their children’s mindsets through more experiences in the outside world.

We can all benefit from being integrated in society and the religious world simultaneously, and we should strive to internalize the idea of being a light unto the nations by first being a light unto ourselves, the Jewish people.

 

 

Winning Public Speaking Day 2 (TIE)

by Moriel Mizrahi 

 

Winning Public Speaking Day 2 (TIE)

What do you think of when you hear the word family? Everybody will come up with something different; some will think of their mothers and fathers or their literal family, and perhaps others will think of other family, maybe their fellow Jews or people they share a common thread with. In any case, it means people we closely share things with, people we care about, people we trust. Whether you take the word family literally or not, there are always conflicts with the people we are closest to, the people we call family. Going from the more general definition of family, these conflicts can be addressed.

All Jews consider themselves family; we are all brothers and sisters. As we all know, we commonly run into conflicts among ourselves. For instance, considering the fact that there is a wide range of orthodoxy within Judaism, a reform individual might run into a possible conflict with someone of a higher orthodoxy about a topic such as keeping kosher or respecting Shabbat. However, we find a way to resolve the conflict among ourselves and to respect each other for who we are individually by remembering that we are all the same as Jews. This is what binds us and what makes the term family so real to us.

As a family, we also run into conflicts with communities around us. Despite our differences, we learn to coexist peacefully. We respect others’ holy days as well as their customs, and over time people have learned to do the same with us. Non-Jewish people are accustomed to Jews attending synagogue on Shabbat, as we Jews are accustomed to Non-Jews attending church on Sundays. Kosher restaurants coexist amongst non-kosher restaurants. Peaceful coexistence with others is a key factor in a good family. And not just in a family as was just described; this also applies to our literal families. If I were to ask how many of you often get into conflicts with your families I’m sure I would see many hands. Whether these conflicts range from light topics to perhaps something more serious, they are always resolvable. Coexistence is essential; if all the members of a family learn to accept each other for who they are, differences included, many conflicts can be avoided as well as solved. Instead of insulting, compliment. Instead of accusing, consider other possibilities. Coexisting can make all the difference.

This Shiriyah, each grade was given a number. Numbers may mean nothing to us when looking at them subconsciously; they could just be the price on a price tag or a grade on an exam. Looking at them in a bigger picture, though, can make us realize a significance we didn’t even know existed. Not only is the Sophomore Shiriyah number of seven significant, it can also tie into the idea of coexistence. Besides the fact that the number seven holds a special position in Judaism, the number binds all the people in the world in a very simple way. This concept allows all people to share something that everyone agrees upon and follows. Politics, religion, and careers are all things in the world that people may not see eye to eye on. There is something in the world that we don’t even notice until the number seven becomes significant. There are seven days in a week, and once one week ends, another one begins. This concept of a week is something people probably would rule out as insignificant, but if you ever really think about it, if man didn’t learn to agree upon this concept, we would have a completely different conceptualization of time. One can even call this the “week link.” The week is something that links every one of us in the world without even the slightest exception of one person. So, in order to make a family work there must be coexistence and a prime example of coexistence, with everyone included, is the week, which connects to the Sophomore number seven. I wish all grades the best of luck this year, may the best number win!

 

 

Editors-in-Chief: Caylie Tuerack, Ben Baruch
Assistant Editor: Leeal Kahen
Writing Staff: Dalia Etessami, Anna Glasman, Sophie Goldman, Ella Shakin
Junior Writers: Daniel Kroll, Rachel Ashourzadeh, Adriel Kohananoo, Kayla Kreinik, Rachel Sarraf, Halli Fein, Dylan Makani, Aviram Nessim, Ruben Prawer, Mikael Rahmani, Gabriella Nassimiha, Rebecca Farca, Shlomo Shavolian, Nathan Maidi
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. April Zabinsky