UT organizations alleviate the pressures of refugee camps through hygiene kits

Posted on May 13th, 2018
BY EILISH O'SULLIVAN for the Daily Texan Online


Refugees often spend years in refugee camps, where conditions can be harsh as supplies are often scarce. Two UT student organizations are doing something to help alleviate these conditions.

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Prestigious Liberal Arts College Refuses to Condemn Professor’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

Posted on May 6th, 2018
By Liel Leibovitz for Tablet Magazine


‘It is not the college’s practice to follow the personal social media accounts of its faculty or staff members’


Jews behave like Nazis, Zionism is genocide, and the Bible commands the Chosen People to wipe out every living thing.

When the Hillel at Knox College, a prestigious and private liberal arts school in Illinois, discovered the above opinions promoted vigorously on Twitter by Kwame Zulu Shabazz, a visiting professor, they asked the administration to investigate. What followed was a lesson in just how unwelcoming American academia is to its Jewish students and faculty members these days.

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My Yiddishe Nana

Posted on April 29th, 2018
Matt Leonard for Fresh Ink for Teens
 

Her love of the language planted the seeds of my Jewish roots.
 

“Zorg zich nit,” she said. “Don’t worry.”

It was in November 2016 that my grandmother started teaching me Yiddish. When she shared those wise words with me, an anxious mess of a teenage boy from San Antonio, I didn’t realize it, but my grandmother had sparked a curiosity and passion in my own culture that I had never felt before — I began the Jewish journey that she embarked on years ago.

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‘This party is lit’ How a Hillel rabbi shed her stereotypes of Millennials and found her calling on campus

Posted on April 22nd, 2018
By Rabbi Leah Fein for eJewishPhilanthropy


The last place I expected to work after ordination was America’s top party school.


But a few months before I started as the Hillel rabbi at Syracuse University, The Princeton Review bestowed upon it the title of “No. 1 Party School in America.”


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Israeli 9th-graders learn life lessons from disabled peers

Posted on April 15th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Tikkun Olam exposes high school freshmen to kids with disabilities, instilling feelings of empathy, acceptance and inclusion.


Nearly 400 ninth-graders from the Interdisciplinary High School in Hadera accompanied students from the nearby Neve Etgar School for Children with Special Needs on a Tu B’Shvat tree-planting activity earlier this year. The Hadera students decided to organize a music and crafts activity for the special-needs kids a week later.

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