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From the Archives: Illumination and Dedication (Dec. 1989)

By Rabbi Laurence Glestein One of the most widely celebrated holidays on the Jewish calendar is the festival of Chanukah, which will be observed this year from the evening of December 22 until sundown December 30. What is the meaning of this ...

Resident Life creates Hebrew cluster chaos (Sept. 1994)

By Lisa Fine St. Mary's Hall residents who went through a stringent application process to be placed in the Hebrew language cluster are incensed about their new neighbor. Resident life officials filled a vacancy in the female suite last week ...

Free Trip to Israel Sparks Student Interest (Sept. 15, 1999)

By Alan Brody An exciting program being planned as a celebration of the millennium will allow 80 campus students to visit Israel during winter break at no cost. The program, known as Birthright 2000, is aimed at giving students who have never ...

From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)

Students deal with kashrut and drinking By Melissa Moore When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate ...

Levy calls for protests against anti-Semitism (April 4, 1988)

By Sanford Gruenfeld In a speech at the Hillel Jewish Student Center last Tuesday, outspoken Jewish Defense Organization leader Mordechai Levy told about 50 Jewish students to lead a major protest when a representative of the anti-Semitic Nation ...

Stewart Satisfies Students’ Appetites for Laughs (Oct. 13, 1999)

By Jessica Zelig & Lauren Berger The Jewish Student Union (JSU) and Student Entertainment Events (SEE) co-sponsored an event which brought comedian and actor Jon Stewart to campus Sunday evening, Oct. 10. JSU/SEE Liaison Rena Arnon said, ...

Hillel to stage adaptation of Anne Frank (Nov. 1989)

By Talia Greenberg The Diary of Anne Frank is a difficult play both to watch and to perform. The audience is presented with two hours that represent years in the lives of a group of people – hitherto strangers – who are forced to live in ...

Can Judaism survive without its religious foundations? (Oct. 1997)

By Megan Wilson, for the Mitzpeh The American Jewish community can only survive if it returns to its religious roots, a leading public policy expert argued. His opponent at last week’s campus debate countered by crediting secular Jews ...

Separating the wholewheat bagels from the chaff (Oct. 1997)

By Fritz Hahn, for the Mitzpeh For centuries, man has attempted to find the perfect bagel. The best are airy, crunchy yet tender, while the worst are flat and sodden, toasted cardboard with a lopsided hole. But now the rush to mass market ...

Can a Jew be for Jesus? (Nov. 1997)

By Todd Rhoads, for the Mitzpeh   They approach campus students wearing a seemingly irreconcilable contradiction on their sweatshirts, smiling and politely handing out religious pamphlets. Often harassed, they don’t fight back, but ...