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A Shabbat to Remember

What an exciting week we had here at Midreshet Moriah! Last Thursday, we went to Yad Vashem and were led by three wonderful tour guides. Under their careful and knowledgeable guidance, we really felt as though we were transported back to the Shoah alongside our brothers and sisters, experiencing their pains along with them. It was a very emotional experience that will stay with us forever. 

The next day, we headed up north for a wonderful Shabbat near Har Tavor, the very place where Yael heroically killed Sisra and saved the Jewish nation. We were lucky to spend Shabbat with our amazing madrichot as well as our inspiring teachers Bracha Krohn and Leora Bednarsh (and families). Shabbat was filled with laughter, singing, and of course learning! We learned about "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey, through which we gained many valuable life skills and lessons. On the way back to Jerusalem we had some technical difficulties with the buses, but instead of complaining and being down in the dumps, we had an impromptu singing and dancing session on the side of the road! We joined together in excitement and anticipation for the approaching month of Adar and had a blast. The Shabbaton was a huge success and it really helped us to bond even more closely with one another. We can't wait for the next one!

Sunday night, we had a brachot party in the dorm where we split Tehillim between the students and managed to finish the entire sefer twice! It was a very meaningful experience and we hope that everyone has a quick refuah. 

On Tuesday this week, we had a Yom Iyun on Shabbat. We each made our own schedule with sessions given by Rav Jason Knapel, Malka Hubscher, Rav Eitan Mayer, and Neima Novetsky. We learnt about spirituality and how to connect to Shabbat in different ways. After the sessions, we heard from guest speaker Ahuvah Gray from Bayit Vegan. She shared with us her incredible story of how she went from being a Baptist Minister to a Torah observant Jew. It's been a really great week here filled with learning and growth.

Today in honor of Rosh Chodesh Adar, Midreshet has been turned upside down! It’s Topsy Turvy day!! We had an amazing Rosh Chodesh Adar breakfast, prepared for us by our fantastic teachers…..stay tuned for next week’s news filled with lots of Adar fun and photos.

Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom!

Adira Koppel, Tali Laserson, and Tali Lazar



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