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The Conspiracy - February 6, 2013 0 Comments

Doppelgänger Week

In case you couldn’t tell, this week is Doppelgänger Week on Facebook. What does this mean? Practically, it means your newsfeeds will suddenly become overrun with a steady stream of highly attractive people who you’ll recognize not as your friends, but as actors, athletes, and an …

The Conspiracy - February 5, 2013 0 Comments

A Meme for All New-Report-About-Israel Occasions

By way of following up on yesterday’s post on a new report about Israeli and Palestinian textbooks:

(via quickmeme)

The Conspiracy - February 5, 2013 0 Comments

Lena Dunham Gets More Awesome

Oh, Lena Dunham. Every awkward girl out there now has a role model to pin her hopes and dreams on; every female writer can hold her up and say, “Look, she can do it. Maybe I can too.” It’s a nice fantasy. Because not only does she have a wildly successful, award-winning television show (based …

The Conspiracy - February 4, 2013 0 Comments

Unsurprising Study of Palestinian Textbooks, Less Surprising Reactions

The first ever scientific study of whether Palestinian textbooks actually vilify Israelis as badly as a long-standing pro-Israel narrative claims they do — and vice versa — has poked a big hole in both sides’ version of the argument. In case you were worried anyone might react …

The Conspiracy - February 4, 2013 0 Comments

That Which We Call a Rosa: Filipino Workers Among Us

Yesterday afternoon, I sat on a park bench in my neighborhood, soaking up the sun.  Dhana, a small Filipino girl made her way over to me, soccer ball tucked under her arm, dragging her mother by the wirst. When she reached the bench where I sat, she dropped the ball, threw her arms around me and …

The Conspiracy - January 30, 2013 0 Comments

Dear Students: Get Paid to Run a Blog

The Global Jewish Voice is hiring a new Editor. The position of GJV Editor is for an undergraduate university student, preferably based in the U.S. It lasts for approximately one semester and begins ASAP. The position reports to the Editor in Chief of New Voices. The GJV Editor receives a $500 …

The Conspiracy - January 30, 2013 0 Comments

Jewish Pranksters Take Hot or Not to a New Level

Guess what? Not only does the Internet provide you access to how Jewish your favorite celebrity is, it now also lets you know how anti-Semitic ze might be. Modeled after everyone’s favorite (read: disgusting) Facebook game, Hot or Not, the website offers up people and …

The Conspiracy - January 28, 2013 0 Comments

Israeli Politics: A Glorified Personality Contest

As Obama signaled a more liberal second term during his second inaugural speech, I braced for the Israeli election. International media predicted a “right-wing doomsday,” decrying the end of once dominant “secular liberalism” in Israeli politics. One article from Israel/Palestine-based +972 …

The Conspiracy - January 24, 2013 0 Comments

People of the Book, Not the Nook

It’s sundown on Friday, and I have just turned off my laptop. I walk downstairs to light the Shabbat candles, and I prepare myself for 25 hours without technology. After a nice Shabbat dinner, I retreat to a warm and cozy couch. I settle in with a book in one hand and a magazine in the other. I …

The Conspiracy - January 23, 2013 0 Comments

Kavanah vs. Keva In Jewish Prayer

This article was originally posted on Kavanah. If you’re Jewish, you’ve probably heard the word thrown around by your Rabbi, or perhaps by a friend. Perhaps you use it yourself on a regular basis. For me, it’s a biggie. Loosely translated as “intention,” and related to the …

The Conspiracy - January 22, 2013 0 Comments

“Zero Dark Thirty,” or Shut Up and Watch

“Zero Dark Thirty.” Something tells me I could type that title and walk away, and the comments section would take care of itself. No need for further input. Good game, everyone. Why is there so much anger over this movie? Many say it exaggerates the positive relationship between torture and the …

The Conspiracy - January 17, 2013 0 Comments

Banshee: Your New TV Addiction

Disclaimer: I have a literary crush on Jonathan Tropper. All glowing reviews of Jonathan Tropper and his works in this article may very well be biased by said crush. But my crush is well earned. Just pick up one of his books—I’d recommend This Is Where I Leave You to start—and you’ll …

The Conspiracy - January 14, 2013 0 Comments

The Fight You Won’t Pick Can Still Pick You

Jerusalem, ISRAEL — As the 2010 film Inception suggests, the introduction of a simple idea can be done very subtly but can transform a person’s resulting thought pattern or behavior completely. In reality, if you do not have conviction about a particular fact, you are much more likely to be …

The Conspiracy - January 10, 2013 0 Comments

My College Advice

For most of my three years in college, my main goal was to graduate. I started out pre-med, under the delusion that I enjoyed sciences, and then college had a purpose: to educate me in the basic sciences so that I could attend medical school. But once I took and subsequently came to loath Chemistry, …

The Conspiracy - January 7, 2013 0 Comments

From Victims to Victors: The Decay of Jewish Identity

This article was originally posted on the author’s personal blog, and can be read here.  What I have to say is controversial. But bear with me, and let me first contextualize, with something I think we all can agree on. The Jewish narrative is one of struggle. With me so far? Since the birth …

The Conspiracy - December 31, 2012 0 Comments

2012’s Jewish Headlines and Their Ramifications for Jews on Campus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. School is off, joy is in the air, and the NFL playoffs are about to start. Christmas and Chanukah? Well…they’re done, and with them the holiday season is now reduced to the solar New Year. But we all know what that means. It’s the time of year where …

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