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Updates for the Office of the President

By Zachary Zabib, International President One of my main goals this year is to keep you informed on all the things USY and ensure the International Executive Board is transparent. This is your chance to see all the hard work your elected leaders have been…

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Reflections on Hanefesh/NERUSY Spring Convention

By Zack Zabib, USY International President Normally people from New England and New York don’t get along well. Whether it’s Yankees versus Red Sox fans, or Giants versus Patriots fans, there’s some bitter history between our two regions. Luckily for me, that was not the…

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Letter from the Editor: May

Hey USY! My name is Leah Miller, and I’m USY’s blog coordinator. I’m a junior from Hagalil, and I love singing when no one’s home, long naps, and movie theater popcorn! Since it is May, we’re solidly in election season. It can be a tense…

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D’var Torah: Parshat Shemini

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Shemini, we learn about the two sons of Aaron the High Priest, Nadav and Avihu. Jayme Podgorowiez from HaNegev USY tells their story and links the lessons this parsha teaches to our daily lives.

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Keeping in Touch After the Best Summer of Your Life

By Lucas Stein USY summer travel was an amazing experience, and I wanted to keep in touch with everyone I’d met and made close friendships with. Now that may seem like a daunting task at first trying to keep in touch with 30 or some…

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70 Years Young: Reflections on Israel’s 70th Birthday

By Aaron Schwartz USY International Israel Affairs VP 2017-2018 In 1948 a group of people with a dream and an ambition for autonomy sought to create a homeland. A little sliver of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, rich with history and…

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Shabbat Hagadol: The Great Shabbat

By Zach Zabib, International President Awed. Inspired. Empowered. Hopeful. These are some of the words that came to mind after spending this last Shabbat with USY at March for Our Lives.   I am in awe that I stood with a group of almost two…

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We Can Change Our World

We are the Jewish future. We are the people who need to fight to make a difference. We are the ones who can change the world. The Torah warns us “Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor” (Leviticus 19:16). We cannot sit here…

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