Why?

Why?

I have noticed a peculiar question that constantly comes up in my daily schedule. It is asked by my rabbis, peers, friends, and even the very books that I immerse myself in every day. That question: why?

Every time a statement is made, a question proposed, an answer supplied, a support provided, or an explanation expounded upon, we always ask why. Why was it given? Why in this way? Why at this time? Why here and not there? Why, why, why do we use this little word so much?

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Two Months In

Two Months In

Today, I went to a museum that showcased the life of Menachem Begin. It was all fascinating, but one quote stuck in my mind. He claimed that it was good to struggle in your youth. It is an interesting idea from an interesting man, a man whose words should not be taken lightly. There is a problem though: this sentiment goes against a massive philosophy that is apparent in western culture. We aim for a life without struggle. We hope to make our children’s childhood better than our own. We work in order to save for vacations, we spend all week looking forward to the weekend. Work is a means to an end. This sentiment is repeated in many of the mantras that guide the way of life for the majority of Americans. Yet, Menachem Begin tells us we are wrong.

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Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?

Is there a place for cryptocurrency in our lives? With a market value of over 100 billion dollars 1, cryptocurrencies are not some fad going away. They are here to stay, but for all the popularity Bitcoin, and its companions, are getting cryptocurrencies seem pretty unpopular. Bitcoin has around 8 million users 2, which is less than one hundredth of a percent of the world. For something being called “the future of money” 3 4, cryptocurrencies seem pretty small. The reason for this is simple: most people don’t understand or care about this new technology.

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First Month

First Month

Last night, I was overlooking Tel Aviv from my brother’s apartment in Givat Shmuel, a wonderful neighborhood across the road from Bnei Brak and Petach Tikva. I was thinking about everything that has happened in the past month, and I believe that these thoughts are worth sharing:

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Fear

Fear

I just graduated high school. I just sold my first company. I have impressed many people and let a few down. Looking back, I have some nice things to put on my resume, but looking forward I realize that those ‘accomplishments’ mean next to nothing compared to what I hope to achieve. I hope that I am not prideful as I do have many failures. I failed to get into some colleges, didn’t get the scholarships I wanted, almost crashed in my senior year due to workload, and failed in many aspects in getting the proper ‘high school experience’. Most importantly, I am hesitant, and this is the feeling I want to talk about. I want to explore my fear of the future and inklings of regrets on the decisions I have made.

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