National 15 results

New eligibility rule for Taglit-Birthright sparks excitement

By Elana Dure   Katie Hamelburg, a freshman Jewish studies major, traveled to Israel at age 17 with her high school class. At the time, Hamelburg knew studying at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel would jeopardize her chance of going on a ...

Soda Stream Commercial Causes Controversey

By Carlos Rodriguez Controversy followed after actress and spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson appeared in a commercial with Israeli company SodaStream, known for having a factory in the disputed West Bank area, according to a post on The New York ...

Students respond to recent Pew Research Survey on American Jews

By Marissa Laliberte Intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews has risen over the past several decades, and parents in such intermarriages are less likely to raise their children Jewish, according to an Oct. 1 Pew Research Center study. The ...

Furloughed students react to effects of government shutdown

By Zachary Mellen For Kim Hess, being furloughed during the recent government shutdown meant more time for schoolwork and a “normal amount” of sleep at night. “I was actually relieved to have some free time,” the senior history major ...

Creating an All-Greek Birthright Trip

By Alex Stoller Young Judaea, a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip organization, is taking action to the idea of an All Greek-Life birthright trip for those who are eligible. One is eligible for a classic Birthright trip to Israel if he or she is ...