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The BaMidbar Miracle

By Moss Herberholz The story of Hanukkah tells of a small group of Jews taking on the powerful army of Antiochus. Facing a seemingly undefeatable foe, the Maccabees persisted in their struggle until they succeeded in…

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Our First Launch Month was a Great Success!

Launch Month Summer 2019 In mid-August, BaMidbar piloted a new program, “Launch Month,” which ran from August 18th to September 15th. Launch Month is an immersive, cohort-based experience that helps Jewish young adults overcome personal hurdles…

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Shavuot in Pictures

Earlier this week we celebrated Shavuot, which marks the Israelites receiving of the Torah, following their escape from Egypt. In ancient times, Shavuot served as one of Judaism’s three times of pilgrimage to the Temple in…

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A Digital Detox

By Moss Herberholz “Our smartphones can contribute or detract from the meaning that life has to offer, and an awareness of how we use them can help ensure they serve us, rather than only being an…

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Shabbat Zachor

By Jacob Chatinover “Forgetfulness leads to exile, in Memory is the secret to redemption.” –Baal Shem Tov As field staff, I have often talked about the ways communal memory in Judaism impacts the stories we tell…

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Tu B’Shvat at BaMidbar

By Eliana Willis With snow on the ground and students and staff bundled up in warm clothing, it is hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. But all around us, the trees are…

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8 Days of Hanukkah at BaMidbar

See what we’ve been up to for each of the eight days of Hanukkah!   Day 1: Backcountry Hanukiya Students constructed their own hanukiyah to light Hanukkah candles in the field for the eight nights of…

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