Watching the News with Ruth

I hold Ruth’s hand, humming softly. Her skin is thin, translucent. These days, she stays in bed – her legs are no longer able to take her...

The Mad That We Feel: A Video Response from Pittsburgh

The day that my street became a crime scene, I didn’t go to my job as a waitress. Everything was too heart-achingly fresh and the lockdown wasn’t...

Hillels and Israel, Part II: A Widening Divide at Northeastern

This is part 2 in a 3-part series about politics, identity and Jewish community on college campuses. Click here to view part 1. When Lindsey Bressler...

“This Is What I Was Scared Of”: First Thoughts After a Massacre

When I saw the news I tried to think if I know anyone who lives in Pittsburgh. If any of my Jewish friends have family there. If any of the first...

Hillels and Israel: How Campus Jewish Communities Are Grappling with Polarizing Politics

This is part 1 in a 3-part series about politics, identity, and Jewish community on college campuses. Click here to view part 2.  On the eve of Rosh...