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Opinion, The Conspiracy - April 27, 2015 0 Comments

Let’s Make Yom HaAtzmaut About the People

Every year, even if I celebrate it differently and even as my perceptions of Zionism and the Jewish State become evermore complicated, Yom HaAtzmaut always evokes in me a certain special nostalgia. It … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - April 20, 2015 0 Comments

Who Really Are ‘The Jews': More Questions About Jews and Race

  We here at New Voices seem no strangers to the question of whether or not the Jews are white. Yet the wider American Jewish community tends to go back and forth on the issue, especially now that … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy, Torah With Attitude - April 17, 2015 0 Comments

Passover in College: A Journey Worth Taking

Keeping kosher in college is not easy; keeping kosher for Passover is even harder. Pizza, bread, eggs, fruits, veggies, and desserts are my go-to dorm foods. While mentally preparing for Passover, I … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - April 16, 2015 0 Comments

What Does ‘Never Again’ Mean Today?

In 2013, I went through an educational experience in Poland courtesy of Heritage Seminars. The name of the program says it all. Not only did we visit the places where Jewish life in Europe vanished, … Keep Reading >>

Arts & Culture, The Conspiracy - April 15, 2015 0 Comments

Not Your Safta’s Ukrainian Folk Music

As I sat in Sixth & I Historic Synagogue the night before the start of Passover, I was surrounded by a sea of hipsters swagging SovJew, or Soviet Jewish. They were clamoring around, speaking in … Keep Reading >>

Other, The Conspiracy - April 8, 2015 0 Comments

On French Anti-Semitism and Conflicting Identities

My first experience with anti-Semitism was at 6 years old. Someone painted a swastika on the front gate of my school and I remember asking my dad why it upset him so much. I had a limited … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - April 2, 2015 2 Comments

Progressive Hillel Director Speaks Out

After reading my coverage of last week’s J Street Conference, a campus Hillel director reached out to me to confess their thoughts on Eric Fingerhut’s withdrawal from the conference and what the … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, Gender Week, The Conspiracy - March 31, 2015 0 Comments

My Life as a Gay Fratstar

Being gay in a fraternity has not been the easiest experience. I joined Alpha Epsilon Pi as a wandering, socially inept freshman. I was at lunch at Hillel and one of the brothers of the fraternity, a … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy, Torah With Attitude - March 30, 2015 0 Comments

The Myth of the ‘Feminized’ Religion

I have written in the past about my experiences with gender, privilege, Jewish ritual, and the need to find new and creative ways to engage both men and women ritually. Women, I’ve argued, should be … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, New Voices Editorial, The Conspiracy - March 26, 2015 0 Comments

J Street Unchained: Inside #JSt2015

I came to the J Street Conference earlier this week with a question in mind for students: How do you advocate for Israel and for peace on campus after last week’s elections? In true Jewish fashion, … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - March 25, 2015 2 Comments

Inside JVP’s National Membership Meeting

From March 13-15, Jewish Voice for Peace held its 6th annual National Membership Meeting in Baltimore. Formed in 1996, JVP has grown a lot in 19 years. “In 2011, 150 gathered [at the meeting],” … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - March 23, 2015 0 Comments

Israel Advocacy Is Now Two State Advocacy

Israel advocacy started out for me as the “unconditional” support for the State of Israel and its policies because they, broadly, were in agreement with my Western, liberal values. For the most … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - March 17, 2015 0 Comments

Why Small Campus Jewish Communities Are the Best

When applying to colleges, I gave barely any thought to Jewish life on campus. This was not because I didn’t care about being engaged with a Jewish community; on the contrary, between leading my … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - March 12, 2015 0 Comments

‘Hillel 2.0′ at Amherst College

It was my first college Shabbat and I was beginning to doubt that I was in the right place. Where was everyone? I glanced back down at my watch. It was definitely 6:30. Surely I could not have been … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - March 9, 2015 0 Comments

This is not a Blog Post about Bibi

I am done with Bibi. I’m also done with Purim, which means that I’m even more done with the various editorials analyzing Bibi’s references to the Purim story in Congress. At its root, however, … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - March 4, 2015 0 Comments

Why This Religious Jew Wants a Non-Jewish Roommate

Around winter break, during the peak of Israel’s “Birthright season,” I received an invitation from the Columbia/Barnard Hillel to attend a meet-up in Jerusalem for gap-year students in Israel. … Keep Reading >>

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