An Orthodox Jewish woman like Trump might be expected to know better.
You may not be convinced at that (enter school mascot here) day that you should be engaging in more religious activities, but what I can tell you is that you have to try. Even if you are not Jewish, the community that you can be a part of is worth a few tries.
"I did it because my friends are doing it! I want to fit in, but also it's something that I want." I've used this justification with my parents, as well as with friends, to try and explain myself a little bit. I should add that I'm not talking about drugs here. Or alcohol. I'm talking about Judaism.
Swarthmore Student Group Breaks With International Jewish Organization After Dispute Over Israel Policies (UPDATED)
UPDATE 3/23: On March 22, Swarthmore’s Jewish organization, formerly Swarthmore Hillel, officially announced its new name
The dominoes are falling one by one. The student governments of major and highly prestigious universities, comprised of giant Jewish student populations, are voting to divest from major companies doing business with Israel.
If a simple message of tolerance, understanding and peace is deemed too controversial by many universities in this country, what message does that send to students? Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy.
We live in the Too-Much-Information Age, when it seems like the more information we have, the less we can find or develop informed opinion, context and knowledge.
Many individuals and organizations have strongly opposed academic boycotts of Israel. Some have opposed all academic boycotts. Academic boycotts, they argue, violate the academic freedom of their academic targets. But are academic boycotts always wrong? Consider some recent examples.
Joshua Wolfsun, spokesman for Swarthmore’s Hillel, sees it differently. By “open” students there mean they will give a platform
If Hillel and Chabad want to have a true impact on Jewish students they should subordinate the social events and the tired gender-homosexuality-egalitarian discussions to the hard-nosed debates about Israel, the truth of Judaism, and the other great challenges to Jewish identity.