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Parshas VaYeitze: Finding Light in the Darkness

Parshas Vayeitzei begins off with Yaacov Avinu moving from Be’er Sheva to Charan. The words the Torah uses to say Yaacov arrived was וַיִּפְגַּ֨ע בַּמָּק֜וֹם – and he reached the place. Rashi learns out that through the word וַיִּפְגַּ֨ע, it means that Yaacov compiled the Tefillah Maariv. But why does Rashi learn that it means initiating a Tefillah, and not

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The Sofer’s Station: Intro

Hello and welcome to the Sofer’s Station! One thing that I am currently studying is how to become a Sofer סת״ם (Stam).  סת״ם stands for ספר תורה, תפילין, ומזוזות (Sefer Torah, Tefillin, and Mezuzah). A Sofer סת״ם writes these holy objects. There are many different halachot when dealing with the halachot of סת״ם. I will be writing the Halachic section

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Valley Torah’s Blood Drive, An Amazing Success!

Not many people chose voluntarily to lie down on a cold platform with a needle in their arm. On Wednesday, December 19, students, parents, and many other volunteers from throughout the community set this discomfort aside and participated in Valley Torah’s biannual Blood Drive. Many weeks prior to the actual Blood Drive, Jake Schochet (’19) frantically searched for potential donors,

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Valley Torah Student Featured in Jewish Journal’s ‘Mensch List’!

This past week in the Jewish Journal, you a familiar face appears on page #21. Student-body co-president and Scroll media director Jake Schochet (‘19) was a feature on the Jewish Journal’s annual “Mensch List”. Under the title “Class Pres and Special-Needs Advocate,” Jake’s leadership and volunteering enterprises were highlighted in addition to quotes from Jake explaining his motives for becoming

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