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Surprise challenges from friends help students memorize Mishna

By Amalia Zucker, Staff Writer | May 26, 2022

On Feb. 1, Dean of Students Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg posted eight mysterious words to the Just Community Schoology board: The First BOMB is about to be dropped.... As alarming as it sounded out of context, the community soon learned that he was referring to “Mishna bombing” – a program being piloted in his 10th-grade Advanced Tanach class. The Mishna is a Jewish text commentary on the...

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WHAT I KNOW NOW: Absurdity vs. reality

By Anya Mendelson, Staff Columnist | May 24, 2022

I recently learned that absurdity can be met with absurdity. Absurdity is, by its nature, irrational and therefore often meets with an irrational reaction.  It is not a sentiment or response, no matter how perfectly it may sum up your feelings. However, for the purposes of understanding this article, you must forget about the grammatical usage of “absurdity,” and allow the word to take on different...

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‘A sadness which you cannot explain with words’

By Tali Liebenthal, Community Editor | May 20, 2022

It seemed natural for Shalhevet sophomore Arielle Gueorguiev to sign up for a program that would connect her with a teenager in Ukraine. Her mother and father are from there, and she needed community service hours.  So last year she signed up for a program that pairs Ukrainian youth with English speakers to help them learn English. She never thought that she would be working with a teenager whose...

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War in Ukraine: Is there a Russian side of the story?

By Tali Liebenthal, Community Editor | May 19, 2022

Yes, but perhaps not what you’d think. Science Department Chair Mr. Pavel Lieb – originally Russian himself – said he understands people’s anti-Russian sentiments. But citizens of Russia, he said, do not always have a choice in who to support and what to believe. Within Russia, information is tightly controlled by the government. The handful of independent media outlets in the country...

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