On the Search for Kosher Haggis

Kosher haggis was everything I hoped it would be — oaty, savory, and smooth. I scooped spoonfuls alongside fellow UK Jewish students at the...

“Off the Beaten Path,” Part II: At the University of Texas, Ex-Hillel Rabbi Brings Students Where Birthright Won’t Take Them

Last summer, a group of students from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin met up with Ben Packer, a fringe, far-right nationalist, in Jerusalem....

“Off the Beaten Path,” Part I: A Campus Rabbi Introduces Students to a Right-Wing Extremist

Walking through Jerusalem’s Old City, the tour guide brandished his gun in front of a group of students from the University of Texas (UT) at...

In Which the Wall Spits Back My Prayers

  In my hollowest moments I wish my mother named me after a breathing thing a name with a voice to choke it over I pray for RachelRebeccaLeah,...

Vaybertaytsh and the Language of Exile

Yiddish holds an extraordinary place in Jewish history. From a Middle High German lexical and syntactic base, Yiddish was shaped by the conditions of...