Camp Yavneh Blog

Torah Minute with Rav Yaakov – Parshat Shemini

This week, parshat Shemini discusses the differences between kosher and non-kosher animals, concluding with the pasuk, “To distinguish between the unclean and the clean and between the animals that may…

2018 Leader’s Assembly Update

By Michi Rosenhek Zelermyer, Director of Programming You might think that Pesach is the holiday of freedom, but in the camping world, it represents more than that. The Exodus from…

Torah Minute with Rav Yaakov

Gratitude is Holy This week’s parsha lists the various types of sacrifices that the Israelites offered to God in the mishkan. Among the various offerings (sin offerings, holy day offerings,…

Torah Minute with Rav Yaakov

Honey or Salt Have you ever eaten a tomato, fresh from the garden? Have you ever taken that fresh tomato and added just a pinch of salt to it? Somehow,…

Creating Space for God

This week, as we reach the very end of the book of Shemot, we read the fourth and fifth of the five parshiot that deal with the construction of the…