Diaspora Jews Shouldn’t Give up on Zionism

After Jewish summer camp, USY, and a Talmud Torah education, my friend told me he was disillusioned with Zionism. “I’ve always found the idea of...

Do Jewish Students Feel Left Out of the Left?

When Jonathan Taubes was in high school, he read a lot of Noam Chomsky – so much so that Taubes and his friends jokingly refer to him as the Rebbe,...

The Fight For Racial Justice Starts at Home

On Oct. 1, I’m going to the March For Racial Justice in Providence, Rhode Island – and my motivation for participating has nothing to do with...

Can We Stop Calling Campus a War Zone?

“Where do you go to school?” “UC Berkeley.” “UC Berkeley? Wow, the front line. You students are fighting an important battle over there....

5 Steps for Creating LGBTQ-Friendly Hillels

I saw women and men sitting across from each other at tables and sat on the ground in between to make my presence visible. It was awkward for all of...

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