Torah & Mitzvot
Ramaz has always been at the forefront of deepening students' engagement with their Jewish identity, cultivating a commitment to Torah learning, and inspiring the next generation's observance of mitzvot. Faculty foster intellectual honesty, a spirit of objectivity, respect for diversity of views, as well as the equality and dignity of all people. Our tradition of an informed love and reverence of Torah and mitzvot shapes how our students relate to God and humanity, and express their commitment to the Jewish people as well as to humankind and to the physical world.
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Torah & Mitzvot News
On Monday, September 12, students were welcomed into the Beit Midrash for Mishmar- an opportunity for them to continue their learning after school. A round-table lesson commenced with pizza, cookies, and cupcakes- in celebration of Rabbi Manu Hass's birthday- on the table. Rabbi Hass introduced the idea of why Rosh Hashanah comes before Yom Kippur and students were encouraged to ask and answer questions. The lesson concluded that the main point of Rosh Hashanah is to come face to face with Hashem and to think solely of Him. And once face to face with God, we can start to understand why we were created and what He wants for us. Only once this foundation is made can we start to work towards a successful year - hence why Rosh Hashanah is before Yom Kippur. The event ended in cheers and singing.
Mishmar is sponsored by the Aschendors family and starts at 4:45 in the Beit Midrash on Mondays and Tuesdays. All US students are encouraged to join Rabbi Manu Hass and Dr. Ethan Rotenberg.
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Mazal tov to our Middle School Boys' Torah Bowl team for making it to the championship round. The students learned Parshat V'zot HaBracha and its accompanying Rashis, capping off the year of learning Sefer Devarim. Our competitors found that speed on the buzzer was essential at this elite level of play...
This week, our Middle School Torah Bowl teams competed in their fourth meet. The students studied Parshiyot Nitzavim, Vayelech, and Haazinu with every Rashi. Our girls' team finished in third place in our division, and our boys' team won our division and is continuing on to the championship round in April!
Here is a question our girls' team answered correctly...