September 13th, 2019 3th of Elul, 5779 Parshat Ki Teitzei Candle Lighting at 7:10 PM
 Knowledge and Wisdom "8 รท 2(2 + 2)" You may recognize that as the viral math problem that lit up social media this past summer. This short mathematical expression divided the tweeting population into two distinct groups. One group declared 16 to be the irrefutable solution to this question, while the other, just as adamantly, proclaimed it to be 1. A colleague of mine asked my opinion. My response? "A tomato." As the aphorism goes, knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. The strict laws of PEMDAS dictate that when there are two equal operations, like multiplication and division, the protocol is to calculate from left to right, yielding an answer of 16. However, there's no doubt that the intended solution here is 1. (That's right; I just took a side.) Meaning, while knowledge instructs that the starting point of any math expression is on the left side, sometimes a bit of math wisdom will tell you to flip it and begin on the right.  "Do not stray left or right from what they [the elders of the Jewish court] command you" (Deut. 17:11) Rashi, expounding on the metaphoric language of this verse, explains that even if the elders tell us that what appears to us to be our right is in fact our left, or that what appears to us to be our left is in fact our right, we are to defer to them and follow their mandate. How can that be?     Ostensibly, Rashi's message is likely the message of our math problem, and, of course, the tomato. Knowledge is essential to decipher facts and to make technical calculations, but absent of a broader wisdom, it can cause us to arrive at conclusions that are literally backwards. Knowledge is doled out in abundance, but wisdom is scarce. When encountering those with wisdom, those who have only been gifted with knowledge ought to take a back seat.  At KYHS, our goal is not just to impart knowledge to the next generation. We challenge our students to think systematically and to question analytically so that they too can discover and enjoy true wisdom.  "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."  - Immanuel Kant Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Chaim Lanner

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 Good & Welfare Condolences Terry Len on the passing of her beloved father, Peter Simson.   Jonathan Gritzman on the passing of his beloved father, Leon Gritzman.
 Club Fair Frenzy Everybody Join A Club And Put Your Hands In The Air Graphic by Devora Lome ('22) and Chana Schandelson  ('22) Article by  Abigail Rosenthal ('23)   This week, we were introduced to this year's many club options through an online club fair. Twenty four clubs shared their short promo videos through an online file so the student body could get a taste of what each club is about. With our online club fair, students can watch all the videos at their leisure instead of getting overwhelmed at a chaotic in-person club fair. All the club presidents worked hard to make and edit incredible videos to show us why their club is the club to sign up for. Clubs can be a space for learning, improving different skills, or just a way to get involved and fun! They're also are a great way to meet new people from all different grades who share the same hobbies and interests. Many student favorite clubs are back such as Art Club, Harry Potter Society, and Sign Language Club, as well as some exciting new ones like KYHS in the Kitchen and the No Stress Club! If you are looking to express your creativity, the Art, 3D Printing, Or Graphic Design Club could suit you. If you want to be motivated to do more chesed , then the Social Activism or Yachad clubs are for you. There are certainly clubs for every type of student. Step out of your comfort zone and join some clubs this year. See you there!
 Hurricane of Kindness KYHS Families and Students Bring in Goods in Beautiful Relief Effort Graphic by Aerin Tripp ('22)
Fall Sports in Full Swing
Insightful Interviews With KYHS Sports Captains Show Their Dominance On And Off The Court
Graphic by Mayrav Saketkhou ('20)
Interviews by Chantal Newman ('22) and Judah Berman ('21)