Welcoming teens into Jewish life is seemingly one of the most challenging endeavors — but that’s an entirely reversible trend.
A lonely teenager finds an old dictionary with an anti-Semitic entry in the school library — and feels entitled to complain. But was he right to do so?
Lakewood, New Jersey, is a bustling Haredi town organized around its grand yeshiva and dominated by strict rabbinic authority. Watch what happened when a few teenage rebels decided to hang out at a lake on Shabbat.
There’s a long list of things that Jewish teenagers have to worry about in high school: zits, gym class, overbearing mothers, but now, students at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island can add anti-Semitism to the list. On the eve of Yom Kippur, security cameras caught three teenage boys defacing the school building with swastikas and making “references to gas chambers,” according to SeattlePI.com. The Mercer Island community pitched in to make sure the building was clean of graffiti before Yom Kippur services began in the school’s sanctuary.