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Other, The Conspiracy - July 29, 2014 2 Comments

Why is a Nice Jewish Girl Like You Moving to Wyoming?

I turned 25 this year. Something about that looming birthday made me evaluate who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. I asked myself if I was happy, if I was fulfilled and doing what I pictured for … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, New Voices Editorial, Opinion, The Conspiracy - July 28, 2014 0 Comments

Got Problems With Hillel? Stop Complaining, Start Nominating!

On July 3, Open Hillel sent out a press release announcing its 6 recommendations for Hillel International’s new student-led Israel Strategy Committee: Amelia Dornbush, Gabriel Erbs, Andrew Farkash, … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - July 22, 2014 0 Comments

Towards a Toolbox for Anti-Semitism

A college student’s first encounter with anti-Semitism on campus can be mildly terrifying: after all, anti-Semitism does not announce itself with a big red flag or banner. In some cases, it may even … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - July 21, 2014 0 Comments

5 Ways to Maintain Your Jewish Life This Summer

Summer vacation is meant to be exciting, but it can present a challenge if you only came to discover the joys of Jewish communities while on campus. This summer, to avoid spiritual dryness, make an … Keep Reading >>

New Voices Editorial, Opinion, The Conspiracy - July 3, 2014 7 Comments

We Need Arguments, Not Echos

I don’t know how so many pundits had reactions polished and published within hours of the announcement of the news of the murders of Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Fraenkel. I wanted to … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, Op-Ed, Opinion, The Conspiracy - July 2, 2014 3 Comments

Why Palestinian Advocacy Groups Don’t Partner With Hillel

In his post on New Voices last week, Tomer Kornfeld recounts how he worked with his campus Hillel to set up “a debate, or ‘mock peace talk’ with Students for Justice in Palestine.” But … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - July 1, 2014 0 Comments

How to be Jewish on a Small College Campus

  College is an exciting time, but being Jewish on a small college campus can often come with some limitations: cultural concerns, religious practices, specific dietary needs, and … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, Op-Ed, The Conspiracy - June 27, 2014 1 Comment

Together We Can: A Call for Unity in Peacemaking

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most divisive issues in modern politics. For years, the world—as much as Israeli and Palestinian leadership—has been trying to reconcile their … Keep Reading >>

Opinion, The Conspiracy - June 23, 2014 0 Comments

Bring Back Our Boys, Not Just Our Boy

In response to the abduction of three teenagers, Eyal Yifrah, Gil-ad Shaar, and Naftali Frankel, over a week ago in the West Bank, a petition to President Obama has been circulating around the … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - June 19, 2014 0 Comments

Two Student Censorship False Alarms

Kate Jacobson, the former Israel chair at the University of Calgary, recently bowed to pressure from other students and resigned her post due to her highly controversial views on Israel, as reported … Keep Reading >>

Opinion, The Conspiracy - June 18, 2014 0 Comments

The Israeli Government Isn’t Pinkwashing — We Are

The idea of “pinkwashing” is not new. The concept is defined as such: the Israeli government, having to deal with the violation of human rights in the Occupied Territories, uses its record on … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy, Torah With Attitude - June 3, 2014 2 Comments

The Ten Commandments of Recovery

Shavuot commemorates receiving the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai. It is customarily observed by participating in a night of learning. Since I last wrote, I have relapsed and gone back to residential … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - June 2, 2014 7 Comments

What Stake Should American Jews Have in Israeli Affairs?

  Israel has always been always at least somewhat present in my life. Though I have only visited once, as a Jew who was raised in a Jewish educational system, Zionism came part-and-parcel with my … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy, Torah With Attitude - May 27, 2014 0 Comments

Spreading the (Orthodox) Love

  Written in response to Eat the Food Without Drinking the Kool-Aid: How to Get the Most out of Orthodox Outreach Programs “Ben Zoma said: Who is wise? He who learns from all people, as it … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy, Torah With Attitude - May 26, 2014 0 Comments

Reflections of a Day School Graduate, One Year Out

  I’ve written before on my day school education and its different aspects, critiquing how it taught me (or perhaps should have taught me) to look at my history and my past; I’ve also … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - May 23, 2014 1 Comment

Mazel tov…ulations!

  Around the time I learned that my UChicago team won this year’s annual Scavenger Hunt, I happened to be on the phone with my mother. Knowing how much of my previous weekend had been devoted … Keep Reading >>

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