Friday, December 09, 2022


YU and Women’s League Community Residences Plan Makor College Experience

Beginning this fall, a new partnership between Women’s League Community Residences (WLCR), a lifespan social services organization, and Yeshiva University will make a Jewish collegiate experience accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Called the Makor College Experience, the


The Family Gene Chronicles a Medical Mystery

Discussing The Family Gene by Joselin Linder (2017). Hardcover. 272 pages. Ecco. ISBN-10: 0062378899. $17.36.

With varices in her digestive track that are so delicate they can burst at any time, author Joselin Linder spoke candidly and comfortably with The Moth senior


An Interview With Kollel Chatzos Yungeleit

Mazel tov! With joy and celebration, klal Yisrael welcomes the newest Kollel Chatzos in the “ir v’eim b’Yisrael,” Boro Park. Situated in the beautiful Ne’imos HaChaim Bais Medrash, comprising an elite group of hand-picked talmidei chachamim, the kollel is impressive indeed. The fifth in


My Special AIPAC Experience

I am an eighth grader at Yeshivat Noam and together with my father,  I attended the AIPAC Policy Conference this past week. Before I get to the amazing things that took place at the conference I want to tell you the story of my visit to the White House.

My parents have a contact who


Bava Batra 60

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, a”h.


This week we learned Bava Batra 60. Here are some highlights.

Bava Batra 60: Practical


Vayikra: The Divine Pizza

Vayikra: 2:1

The Divine Pizza Dishes It Out: An Imaginary Restaurant Review

Special to The Jewish Link

Lou Feingold’s life is dominated by pizzas. He is not only the owner of the most


Spiritual Acquisitions Attained by Giving: A Tribute to Ovadia Mussaffi, zt”l

Moshe Rabbeinu desperately and vigorously sought to dodge his appointment by Hashem as the redeeming agent of Israel. His primary motivation, explains Rashi, was the desire to avoid hurting his older brother Aharon. Aharon had been the leader of our people and Moshe was deeply concerned that his supplanting Aharon as


A Lesson From the Discarded

I had been waiting for my biggest grown-up moment to come for a long time. The transition to sixth grade was finally upon me, and most importantly it meant that I was no longer on the school bus. As a pre-teen I would take the city bus to school every day with a feeling of great excitement. I was finally responsible enough and free


Rosh Chodesh Nissan—A Time for Renewal

The Jewish calendar is the only calendar that has two days of New Year in every year! The first one is Rosh Hashana (Alef Tishrei), the first day of the new year. The second one is Rosh Chodesh Nisan, “It shall be the first to you for the counting of the months” (Parshat Bo 12:2). The order of the months (Nisan, Iyar, Sivan,


Why We Sacrifice

Parshat Vayikra

This opening parsha of Sefer Vayikra serves as a logical continuation of the final parshiot of Sefer Shemot that we read last week. After detailing the precise construction of the Mishkan, the Torah now describes for us the service that was to take place there. To the modern-day


It’s a Sacrifice

When we begin the book of Vayikra we read of all the types of sacrifices that were offered on the altar to God. There were animal, fowl (not chicken) and flour as well as wine libations. The details are precise and many about how to prepare the korban, where to prepare and offer it, and what to do with it once the offering service


Metacognition at RPRY

“If you didn’t have a value for the y-intercept but you had a point, could you still generate the equation of the function?” (Seventh-grade student anticipating the next lesson)

“How could I prove that two sides of a rectangle are parallel?” (Third-grade student, advanced group)

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