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Tuesday, August 10

DATE: August 10, 2021

Today was day two of Color War: Bavli vs. Yerushalmi.

Shiur this morning focused again on the differences between the Babylonian Talmud (Talmud Bavli) and the Palestinian Talmud (Talmud Yerushalmi). This morning, the chanichim saw how, in part, the Bavli was different because it was edited later, and was thus more heavily edited. The chanichim also saw examples of how the Bavli prized halachic logic as a core value and methodology.

After the shiur, we began our day of competition — friendly, of course, but fierce nevertheless!

Chanichim were giving it their all, dressed in team colors and wearing face paint, volunteering to help out wherever they were need — some can swim fast, others play ball, some are quick on the high ropes, some are adept with paint and a brush, etc. In the afternoon, we had the Chidon competition — where each team has to answer Torah and Halacha questions, as well as questions that test their memory and knowledge from shiurim from earlier this session. After Shekem, we started the relay race that takes over an hour — complete with running, climbing wall, juggling, and water-carrying.

Each team prepared a toranut again today — at lunch the chadar ochel (dining hall) was decorated and served by Yerushalmi, while team Bavli prepared and served the chadar ochel for dinner. Breakfast this morning, was once again designed by Tzevet’s team — team Shabbat! It was set up like a camp seudah shlishit — the benches moved into the middle of the room for slow shira; the Tzevet dressed as Mishpachot (who do toranut at the real seudah shlishit); and a slow shira soundtrack on the speakers during breakfast. Later — at lunch time — Tzevet marched to the chadar ochel, this time with havdalah candles, and singing havdalah songs!

The night tochnit was the presentation of all the projects and performances each team had been preparing — a skit, a boys’ rikud, daglanut (a flag performance), a glow-in-the-dark dance, cheers, team songs, and lots of painting projects: design for the side of mehitza, a decorated garbage can, a painted team shelet (sign). The entire Machane gathered in Indoor World, and the energy was super-high! Everyone really enjoyed and was so supportive and proud of all the effort and energy that went into their team presentations.

We are all winners after these two days!! Stay tuned until tomorrow to hear which team will be declared the winner: will it be Bavli or Yerushalmi?

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About the Chanukah Raffle

Dear Camp Stone Community,

It is an incredible feeling to reconnect with everyone once again at the beginning of our 2021 camp season.

We are writing to you today, first and foremost, to express tremendous gratitude.

Hakarat HaTov, literally “recognizing the good”, is an important and fundamental principle in our community. We, at Camp Stone, want to express our Hakarat HaTov to everyone receiving this email for your unwavering support, especially this past summer. Whether you provided financial assistance through your donated tuition dollars, participated in Indoor World, or connected with the Camp Stone community in other ways, together we had an incredibly successful, albeit different, summer experience.

There is no substitute for being in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, and this summer, B’ezrat Hashem, we will be back at Camp Stone, in person, in full force.

To achieve that goal, we must continue to ensure the financial success of our home away from home that we all know and love so deeply. The logo on top, featuring the slogan “Stone. Forever.” also features a Ner Tamid, an “eternal flame.” The year 1969, etched into the logo, is the year camp was founded. Symbolically, the overall image represents the idea that Camp Stone began many years ago and must endure forever, always burning brightly, and always an integral part of our collective conscience.

On that note, we are excited to announce that our annual Chanukah Campaign will be a raffle taking place over all 8 nights of Chanukah with prizes for both campers and parents/alumni!!

Please go back to the web page  to purchase raffle tickets and help us achieve 100% participation from our entire camp community!

Looking forward to being in touch with all of you in the near future.


Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors