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The Conspiracy - May 20, 2013 0 Comments

Tikkun Olam: Repairing or Healing?

This article was originally posted on jU Chicago’s blog, and can be found here. Tikkun olam has become a motto for young socially-conscious American Jews, at least so it seems to me. This phrase has been adopted as the Jewish call to social justice action. It is commonly translated as …

The Conspiracy - May 14, 2013 0 Comments

On The Seventh Day, God Made Fashion

Hassid or Hipster? It’s a topic of discussion that never gets old. But what about these bearded men’s female counterparts? While I don’t think we’re going to see any Hasidic women sporting crop-tops and wedged Supergas anytime soon, there may be more stylish overlap than …

The Conspiracy - May 14, 2013 0 Comments

Ruth Tenzer Feldman on Writing, Judaism, and Why Oregon is Better Than Italy

The publishing world is hard to get into. To make the process easier, and to give graduate students real-life hands-on experience with publishing, Portland State University created its own publishing house for its publishing school’s Master’s students. The company, Ooligan Press, was …

The Conspiracy - May 9, 2013 0 Comments

From Amy to Aviva: My Journey From Bullying Target to School Faculty

Two months ago, New Voices published an article about childhood bullying and its life-long effects. We put out a call for our readers to send in their own stories, of bullying and of what that bullying means to them now; of these stories, we chose the one that resonated with us most strongly. That …

The Conspiracy - May 8, 2013 0 Comments

My Homeless Friend

May is Mental Health Month in America. 25% of homeless individuals in the U.S. suffer from some form of severe mental illness, compared to 6% of the general population. This article is a tribute to the daily positivity of one homeless man in the face of all his struggles.  One of the friendliest …

The Conspiracy - May 2, 2013 0 Comments

Are You Sexy Enough for the JTA?

“How would you rank the attractiveness of female Jews on your campus?” Does this question bother you? It certainly would bother me, regardless of the circumstances. What if it were being utilized as a question to determine the “Best Jewish Campus” in the country? Would it …

The Conspiracy - April 29, 2013 0 Comments

McIsrael Speaks: The Big America Burger

What could be funnier than watching an Israeli McDonald’s commercial that features a troop of Secret Service agents rounding up Israeli teenagers in order to whip up a burger and fries for President Obama? Watching the same exact commercial, but from 2008, with a certain ex-President …

The Conspiracy - April 25, 2013 0 Comments

8 Things You Can Only Do After You Graduate

In yet another of Buzzfeed’s relevant and so-funny-cuz-it’s-true series of list-styled articles, staff writer Arielle Calderon wrote an article entitled “21 Things You’ll Never Do Again After Graduating College.” And while I wouldn’t say it’s one of Buzzfeed’s best articles (now, …

The Conspiracy - April 25, 2013 0 Comments

Israel Essay Contest Update: New Judge, New Deadline

After searching far and wide, we finally found the perfect person to make up our trinity of judges for our inaugural essay contest-Forward editor at large J.J. Goldberg. He brings years of writing experience and a unique perspective on Israel to the panel. A founding member and past secretary …

The Conspiracy - April 19, 2013 0 Comments

Forbes Israel: Jews R Still Rich

One question: Why? To clarify: Why Forbes Israel, why? The lovely group over at Forbes Israel (as if “ANTI-SEMITE FODDER” isn’t written all over that one…) has recently released a report that would make Moses roll over in his grave: The World’s Richest Jews. …

The Conspiracy - April 18, 2013 0 Comments

Boston Marathon Attack Restores My Faith in Humanity

Usually, at New Voices, we try to keep our articles topical to Jews and to college students. When tragedy strikes, it affects everyone. There’s not much that can be said about the Boston Marathon attacks that hasn’t already been said. And there’s not much that qualifies me to say anything …

The Conspiracy - April 15, 2013 0 Comments

On Scruffy Beards and Their Spiritual Significance

My face itches a whole bunch right now, and it will continue to itch for almost two more weeks. While that may not generally be news worthy of discussion in a blog post for The Conspiracy, in this case it is. My face itches because I haven’t shaved in twenty days, and I haven’t shaved in twenty …

The Conspiracy - April 11, 2013 0 Comments

Here Comes Mayor Weiner

Anthony Weiner is considering running for mayor of New York City. With his major political scandal now behind him, the rumor is he actually might have a shot at this difficult position, hard as it may seem to believe. His political career might not, as it once seemed, have come to a premature …

The Conspiracy - April 8, 2013 0 Comments

Make Friends and Learn About Sports: Counting The Omer 2013

Ways To Make Counting The Omer The Best Experience Of Your Life: Think about the unlimited cheese cake and ice cream that await you. Take time to appreciate the ephemerality of life Make music out of the silence (but don’t enjoy it too much) Hang out with the Simpsons and learn a lot of …

The Conspiracy - April 4, 2013 0 Comments

One Name, 30 Million Documents

When I was in my Holocaust phase—and by that I mean the years I spent consuming every book about the Holocaust I could find, wildly curious about my own family’s personal Holocaust stories—I was transfixed by one person in particular: my grandfather’s brother, Todris. Both of my mother’s …

The Conspiracy - April 3, 2013 0 Comments

ANNOUNCING: New Voices’ First Ever Essay Contest

We’re proud to announce our first ever Middle School/High School Israel Essay Contest. Every summer, thousands of high schoolers pile onto tour buses to traipse around the Holy Land. Some travelers return home spiritually awakened, others with a new view of Israel’s political climate. They come …

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