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Harvard’s Jewish president wants to restore faith in higher education

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
By Penny Schwartz for JTA


Lawrence Bacow, who began his new position as the Harvard president on July 1, and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow, plan to spend some of the High Holidays at religious services at the Ivy League school’s Hillel. The Jewish couple met on the campus more than 40 years ago, when Bacow began Harvard Law School, he recalled.


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE JULIA SALAZAR DRAMA

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
By Emily Burack for HeyAlma.com


Julia Salazar, the 29-year-old candidate for New York State Senate, can’t seem to stay out of the news.

Self-identified as a Latina Jewish millennial and democratic socialist, Salazar was poised to become “the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” As The New York Times reported, “Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Salazar is young and Latina, poised and progressive, and a democratic socialist.

 

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When your new roommates are mom and dad

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00am
by Kristin Hohenadel for FromtheGrapevine 

 

Architects provide makeovers of childhood bedrooms for young adults who move back in with parents.

 

High unemployment for young people has been a worldwide problem in recent years, with many young adults being forced to move back in with their parents after job losses or while they look for self-sustaining work.


In Spain, where youth unemployment has reached epic levels at more than 50 percent, a group of architects at PKMN has created an innovative project aimed to help young adults feel more at home in their childhood bedrooms.


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How to Transform Your High Holidays

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:00am
by Rabbi Tzvi Sytner on aish.com

These High Holidays, you can find ways to have a personal conversation, to build a relationship, with God.


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“We Bonded Over Weird”: Yom Kippur in Rural Kentucky

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
BY SPENCER WELLS for newvoices.org


Being a Jewish student at Western Kentucky University (WKU) feels like attending college in a ghost town. There are no hallmarks of Jewish collegiate life here. No Hillel, no Jewish student group, not even a synagogue in Bowling Green, the town surrounding campus. It’s an experience of alienation, but ironically also the basis for connection.

 

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Is Shabbat A Way To Combat Millennial Loneliness?

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:00am
By Shira Feder for The Forward


Millennials, the media would have you believe, have both destroyed the nuclear family and the fabric softener industry. These unfortunate adult children are both addicted to social media and terribly, woefully lonely. They’re short on funds but long on anxiety. Is everyone born between between 1981 and 1996 just doomed? What could fix Generation X short of a total clean slate?

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Could I Stay Orthodox in a Secular College?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:00am
By Andrew Goldstein for Jewcy.com


Despite warnings from friends and rabbis alike, I went to a school with little Orthodox presence.


On Lag B’Omer, the last Wednesday of the semester, I snuck past a challah baking event to say goodbye to the Stony Brook University Chabad Rabbi, Adam Stein. Rabbi Adam and I danced with his children to the music from a livestream of Meron in his backyard. At a pause, I tapped my kippa and tzitzit and said, “I wanted to rub it in. You were wrong; I did stay religious these four years.”

Rabbi Adam responded with a chuckle, “You cheated. You went home every Shabbos.”

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Top Ten Jewish Jokes about Rabbis

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:00am
by Jewlarious.com Staff for aish.com


Rabbis teach us. They inspire us. They lead us. So what better way to say thank you than to tell jokes about them. That’s just what Jews do. So without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite jokes about Rabbis.

1. A Rabbi’s Dozen
A Rabbi and his wife were cleaning up the house. The Rabbi came across a box he didn't recognize. His wife told him to leave it alone, it was personal.

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