“Beauty is Power” – Feminism in the Megillah
by Michele Amira
Esther is the Beyoncé of the Megillah — the Queen B of the Talmud. If she were around today, Kanye West would appear demanding that she win the whole Megillah.
But Esther isn’t the ...
Notes on the Russian-Ukrainian War
By Daniel Ofman, blog/opinion writer, @OfmanDaniel
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has persisted for almost a year. Since the Ukrainian Parliament removed former President Viktor Yanukovych from his post, the chaos in Ukraine has ...
Final examsssss: what to expect and how to cope
By Jacob Schaperow
Final exams are coming up, and a lot of us probably feel like the guy in this Diamondback cartoon, making a heroic effort to cling on for just one more week. While we try frantically to finish our term papers, group ...
New Biblical films create excitement for old tales
By Jake Baum
Historically, Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its creativity. In the past few years, recycling film trends has been its general strategy. Many Disney sequels were announced for every franchise they had and young-adult ...
Constant terror attacks in Israel unacceptable
The biggest terror attack of its kind in years. In the “safe” part of town. Four widows on one street. Twenty-four children fatherless.
The Nov. 18 attack on a synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem was like all terrorism, a senseless scare tactic. ...
Mixed-heritage Jews possess equal claim to religious identity
By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58
In light of the recent changes to conversion laws in Israel which allow municipal rabbis to perform conversions recognized by the government, I’d like to offer my perspective on what qualifies ...