Why a Shana BaAretz?
I know everyone else is doing it...but have you thought about why you're doing it?
Mental Health In Israel, by Etan Neiman
Etan Neiman of Refuat HaNefesh explains potential mental health challenges that can happen to anyone during their year in Israel, and what you can do to prevent or deal with them. Read it to be more informed, not only for yourself but also for your friends.
The Day After: Taking Purim With You
Everyone has wild Purim stories. Here's a wild post-Purim story, with a crucial takeaway. Purim can be the first day of the rest of your life, if you let it.
Practical Note-Taking Tips
Here are some tips for writing notes and keeping them organized on a computer. Because that fire Maareh Makom or that shiur you heard last year won't show up on Google.
Nachamol Chazara! Importance Of and Tips For Chazara
Ever had that experience of walking out of a Sicha, Shiur, or Shmooze, having someone ask you what it was about, and drawing a blank? Or going out for Shabbos, your host asks you what Sugya you're up to, and the best you can come up with is the Perek - or the Masechta? Let's talk about Chazara.
Setting and Working Towards Goals
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” - Bill Copeland
A debate almost as classic as Vilna vs Oz V'Hadar and Tzitzis in or out: Spend Shabbos in, or go out as much as possible?
Mah Nishtana HaShana HaZeh - CoronaZman (Kayitz 5780)
While we're alone at home getting ready for the smallest Seder of our lives, let's ask ourselves the question - how was this end-of-zman different than all the other ends-of-zman? And how are we supposed to grow from that?
Year in Israel...In America?
Why does the Year in Israel have to take place in Israel? Would it be such a catastrophe if we stayed local, whether in our home communities or traveled a little farther afield, for a year dedicated to learning and growth?
CandleWatching: Things To Think About
Grab a chair and sit down next to your candles. Instead of picking up a Sefer, reflect on these ideas as your Menora reflects off the foil-covered table. Chanuka will never be the same again.
Answering Life's Deepest Questions
What does Hashem want me to do with my life? Better find out now, before you start making the big decisions which will determine where your life goes...
The Poland trip can be one of the most inspiring, impactful trips you ever take in your life. Here are some important thoughts to help maximize the experience.
A Note About Notetaking
When you can whip out a Dvar Torah on every single Parsha and share some thoughts on every YomTov year after your year in Israel, you'll appreciate that you took the time to write notes on your learning.
Am I Growing Yet?
Growth seems to be everyone's favorite topic in Yeshiva and Seminary. But how do I know if I'm actually doing it?
Formal Tefilla Tips
I promise, I won't ask you if you'd be on time to a meeting with Lebron James. Tips on improving formal Tefilla, starting with appreciating the opportunity we get three times a day.
Fantastic Rebbeim and Where To Find Them
One day or two? Ask your Rebbi. Will these fries make me Fleishik? Ask your Rebbi. Should I be a camp counselor or do BMP? Ask your Rebbi...you don't have a Rebbi yet?! This post is for you.
The Blind Date
Ready to spend three hours with someone you’ve never met, trying to keep a conversation going the whole time? No, not a blind date, not a Shidduch date – it’s your new Chavrusa!