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Student Voices

Student Voices: Looking back at my semester in Nishmat

by Rachel Silverman, Alisa Flatow International Student 5775 (2015) I came to study at Nishmat in Tochnit Alisa last year, directly after finishing a joint undergraduate and masters ...

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Student Voices: The only thing I know is that I just feel sad.

By Meital Sapir, Shana BaAretz Alumna I feel really sad. I feel vulnerable, personally attacked, distressed, frustrated, confused, but mostly sad. I cannot explain or justify or reason ...

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Student Voices: Coming Back to Nishmat

by Racheli Segall, Alisa Flatow international Student 5773 It has been over year since I left Nishmat. The place where I was privileged enough to focus an entire eight months on self growth and ...

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Student Voices: The Year I Learned What Love Is

by Sara Liba Beer, Alisa Flatow Internation Student, 2014 "So is it weird to be back?" It's a question I've been asked a lot in the past week, since returning to America ...

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Student Voices: Shana BaAretz Parents' Weekend 5775

Parents began coming throughout the week, and as more unfamiliar faces popped into classes, the students became noticeably more excited. My Dad arrived on Monday, and for the next week if you ...

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Celebrating Sigd: the Light in the Darkness

By Channah Barkhordari, current Alisa Flatow International Program Student There's a reason it's difficult to speak when we cry. Pure emotion overtakes our cognition, and all ...

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Student Voices: Yom HaZicharon & Yom HaAtzmaut

by Andrea Yael Levy, current Alisa Flatow International Student So dreams really do come true. I have found that often it can take little more than genuine will, determination and trust in ...

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Download the Shana Ba'Aretz Haggadah!

The Seder evening is one of discussion, tradition, festivities, food, and contemplation. Rav Yehoshua eloquently explains the ultimate purpose and goal of the Seder evening — to ...

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Student Voices: Shuk Purim

For the vast majority of the Shana Ba’aretz girls, a year in midrasha has meant that we have been faced with the challenge to celebrate most of the holidays without our family. While this ...

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Student Voices: Hallel in the Negev

by Gabriela Hoberman, current Shana BaAretz Student On Friday morning, the second day of our Tiyul Shnati, we all woke up exhausted. We had left Jerusalem at 6:00 the previous day and ...

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