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The Conspiracy - September 16, 2014 6 Comments

When Will Orthodoxy be Ready for Me?

  I’ve written about the successes and shortcomings of my fourteen years of Modern Orthodox day school education before, from religious, secular, and Zionist perspectives. I’ve also … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, New Voices Editorial, Opinion, The Conspiracy - September 15, 2014 0 Comments

First Results of the Jewish Student Survey are In!

  Preliminary results of the Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014 are out. Started last spring by Drs. Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar at the Trinity College Institute for … Keep Reading >>

Arts & Culture, Opinion, The Conspiracy - September 8, 2014 0 Comments

Why We Should and Shouldn’t Be Mourning Joan Rivers

I had an opportunity to meet Joan Rivers at the tail end of my senior year of high school. She told me I was a nice Jewish boy. She then moved along and continued to make some joke which was probably … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - August 27, 2014 0 Comments

Why the Search for Aaron Sofer Matters

On Friday, August 22, Aaron Sofer was taking a shortcut through the Jerusalem Forest with his friend. The two became separated when his friend wanted to try hiking up a hill, and later that evening … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - August 19, 2014 1 Comment

Meeting New People: A Five-Step Guide for Non-Jews Meeting Jews for the First Time

  College means opening your mind and seeing a lot of new faces. You may even find yourself learning more from those around you than from of all the information in your textbooks. Of course, … Keep Reading >>

Opinion, The Conspiracy - August 18, 2014 1 Comment

Mourning the American-Jewish Political Middle

  If nothing else, the over-discussed Pew Report from almost a year ago (almost a year ago — and here we are, still quoting it like it’s the Bible itself!) heralded the death of the … Keep Reading >>

The Conspiracy - August 11, 2014 6 Comments

My Best Friend is Anti-Semitic

Staring across a room filled with tiny chairs and colorful books, I felt a great fear. The other people there were all strangers, the person across from me had bright red spiked hair, and only about 8 … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, The Conspiracy - August 4, 2014 4 Comments

Why I Couldn’t Work for Hillel

Recently while killing time at work, I saw an email regarding a position I had applied for at my university’s Hillel. Expecting a rejection, I clicked, and realized that I was not being consoled- … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, New Vices, The Conspiracy - August 1, 2014 3 Comments

Such opposition. Very Jew-hate. So overblow. Wow.

An article by Amanda Borschel-Dan in the Times of Israel has described American youth as moving with “lightning speed” towards anti-Semitism. The proof in the nationalist pudding, it seems, is a … Keep Reading >>

Campus & Community, Opinion, The Conspiracy - July 31, 2014 0 Comments

The Reform Movement Must Apply its Values to Israel

Early in my Jewish education, I was taught that, as Jews and as human beings living in an imperfect world, we are obligated to stand up and speak out in the face of injustice. However small or large … Keep Reading >>

Other, The Conspiracy - July 29, 2014 4 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 2 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 11 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 >>

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