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Bruriah Sophomores Go MIA on Mitzvah Trip

Bruriah sophomores were MIA on Tuesday as they spent the day on their MIA “Mitzvos in Action” Trip. The Mitzvah Trip is a highlight of the Bruriah sophomore year where students get to immerse themselves in a day dedicated to mitzvos. This serves to both inspire and educate as students learn about the proper observance of these mitzvos as well as the meaning behind them.

The trip began in Passaic with renowned mohel, Rabbi Eliezer Krohn, who spoke to the students about the importance of bris milah and how it truly unifies us as a nation. Then, they headed to Monsey to spend some time with Chanalee Fischer, aka, The Challah Fairy. Along with Bruriah teacher, Shuli Fuchs, they spoke about the mitzvah of hafrashas challah and its significance to Jewish women. They then got to perform the mitzvah together as they braided delicious challah that they brought home to share with their families.

After lunch, the next stop was the Monsey shatnez lab where they met with Rabbi Uri Cohen, who explained the various complexities of hilchos shatnez and showed the students various samples of wool and linen fabrics. Afterwards, they went to perform the mitzvah of tevilas keilim where each student was given an opportunity to tovel a kli with a bracha. Their last stop was at the sofer, Rabbi Shmuel Schneid. Rabbi Schneid gave the girls a comprehensive lesson on the evolution of sifrei Torah and tefillin, comparing the leather that once was used for this mitzvah to the parchment used today.

Bruriah students were not only uplifted by their firsthand participation in mitzvos, but also inspired by the individuals who immerse themselves in performing them on a daily basis. “It was unbelievable to meet people who are so enthusiastic about a particular mitzvah,” reflected sophomore Leeba Pariser. Sophomore Naami Tziona likewise shared, “Their passion for mitzvos was contagious! They gave us an awareness that we didn’t previously have.”

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