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Ezra Schwartz

It is a sad reality when we think about the many tragic events taking place everyday in Israel. We can sympathize with the pain the families of loved ones endure after fatal actions. We watch clips from television, and mourn the loss of another Jewish life, taken with no validity, and for pure violent purposes.…

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No Hate at Hofstra

On Wednesday, July 29, Hofstra Hillel welcomed Nancy Kaplan and Stephanie Merkrebs from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), to Hofstra University, where the two spoke about anti-Semitism on college campuses. Nancy Kaplan, a facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League and Stephanie Merkrebs, assistant regional director, introduced their program, “Words to Action”. Anti-Semitism has become prominent in our…

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Avi Schaefer Shabbat

By Tamara Russo The Ask Big Questions (ABQ) fellows went to Shabbat Dinner to ask the question “How do we connect?” in honor of Avi Schaefer. Avi was an American citizen who served three years in the Israel Defense Forces; first as a soldier, then as a counter-terrorism instructor. He returned to the states to…

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Celebrating Tu B’shvat

By Eve Morin Tree huggers rejoiced in the recent season as Hillel celebrated Tu B’shvat—or the birthday of the trees—earlier in February. The holiday celebrates one of the four Jewish New Years, and the festivities consist of tree planting, the sharing of different fruits, and often conversations about taking care of our world. The typical…