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“You can’t have it all.” Rabbi speaks about diversity of opinions in Jewish community

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva of Hadar, came to this university on Monday to discuss his philosophy regarding religious practice in Judaism and in the American culture at large. Throughout the night, students had the chance to hear about his research and ...

After converting to Judaism, Amar’e Stoudemire announces return to Hapoel Jerusalem

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Amar’e Stoudemire, a former six-time NBA all-star, announced on social media his return to Hapoel Jerusalem only months after declaring that he was converting to Judaism. Stoudemire claims to have “Hebrew roots” and has already visited Israel a couple times in the past year. His ...

Ahuva Tsykin speaks about journey from Catholicism to Orthodox Judaism

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Rebbetzin Ahuva Tsykin, who grew up Catholic in Puerto Rico and converted to Orthodox Judaism, spoke about her experiences to about 100 people Sunday night. The event, hosted at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center, included a free taco dinner and a question and answer session. Tsykin began by speaking about how she ...

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 turn the other cheek when insulted or berated. Yes, the idea of Jews For Jesus may be confusing ...

Students react to Michele Bachmann’s conversion comments

By Faye Curran, for the Mitzpeh, @FayeCurran16 Michele Bachmann campaigned to be a presidential nominee in 2012. She has now come back into national news with a different focus. The former Minnesota congresswoman and presidential hopeful took a trip to Israel three weeks ago to explore the origins of the Bible. “We as a remnant want ...

Israel’s new conversion statute strikes controversy

By Maya Pottiger   Israel passed a law Nov. 2 that makes it easier for non-Jewish Israeli citizens to convert to Judaism. The original statute only recognized conversions made by the Chief Rabbinate. This slowed the conversion process, and it caused some Israeli immigrants whose Jewish religion came into question after immigrating to ...