A Word from the Publisher: “Jake’s Take’s” Fourth Anniversary

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com August is a very important month in the Jake’s Take calendar! This month is when I started my blogging endeavors. For those readers are new to the joyride known as Jake’s Take, I will give you a quick origin story…. After I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in […]

A Note From The Publisher: The State of Jake’s Take (2014 Edition)

Dear Readers: Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to read Jake’s Take. Your support means the world to me! I am very proud to say that this blog has had its biggest year since the 2011 launch of its predecessor: jacobelyacharjournalist.com! As of today, Jake’s Take has been viewed […]

An Eulogy for My Grandfather-Ralph Matzdorff

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com (Publisher’s Note: Recently, my maternal grandfather, Ralph Matzdorff, passed away. Here is the eulogy I wrote for and read at yesterday’s memorial service.) This is something that I did not want to happen for a very, very long time. For 26 years, my grandfather, Ralph Matzdorff, was a constant light in […]

A Note from the Editor: 25-A “Birth” Year In Review

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Happy Labor Day, Everyone! Two days from now, I will be turn 26! As I turned a quarter-of-a-century old, I reflected on the countless incredible things I did during my 25th year on this planet. CrossFit: I celebrated my first year in CrossFit by competing in two CrossFit competitions. While I […]

A Word From The Publisher: Jake’s Take’s Third Anniversary

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that it has been three years since I started my blog! On August 14, 2011, I wrote my first article as jacobelyacharjournalist.com (now known as Jake’s Take). I started my blog in hopes to bring my point of view to the World Wide Web. Like almost […]

Jake’s Take stands with Israel

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Almost two months ago, I visited the Holy Land for the second time in my life with Yael Adventures: Birthright Israel! I traveled across Israel with an incredible group of people and made lasting memories that I will always treasure. However, my heart broke when countless media outlets reported the kidnappings […]

Jake’s Take On…The Death of Michael Jackson (Five Years Later)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Five years ago, the world lost a music legend! I remember working out on a treadmill at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, where my brother, Aaron, told me: “I hope that you have a refund for those (This Is It) tickets, Jacob! Michael Jackson died!” I was in […]

A Word from the Publisher: Happy Father’s Day!!

  On behalf of my father, Matthew Elyachar, Jake’s Take wants to wish everyone a very Happy Father’s Day!!!!   Enjoy your special day with your dads!    

Your True Path

By: Dylan Dreiling, Guest Blogger Publisher’s Note: I am very honored to introduce you to Jake’s Take’s very first guest blogger! My friend, Dylan Dreiling, is the 17-year-old CEO of TeenFit, a non-profit organization that specializes in improving the lives of teenagers. In addition to his work at TeenFit, he is also a lead contributor […]

Jake’s Take On…Yael Adventures’ Birthright Israel

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is very rare for people to receive a second chance to do something extraordinary. Seven years ago, I traveled to the Holy Land with the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) as part of their International Leadership Seminar in Israel. While my leadership skills evolved, I caught a virus due to […]

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