Zionist Feminists for the Resistance

Op-Ed by Stephanie Black   Jewish Zionist women are a crucial aspect of the resistance to the patriarchy. Excluding us only harms the movement. Since the first Women’s March on Washington on January 21st of 2017, the debate surrounding progressivism and Zionism–the struggle for Jewish self-determination–has increased but gotten nowhere. It is time to put […]

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Israel Study Abroad: The 50 Year Anniversary of the Six-Day War

Experience Reflection By Ashley Muse   Last summer I was able to participate in a three-week study abroad program with the School of International Service, led by professor Guy Ziv. During our time in Israel, we traveled from the very Upper Northern region of the country on the Israel-Syria border, to the very Southernmost region […]

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Theology is the New Politics: What Christian Theology Has to do with Supporting Israel

Research Reflection By Elysia Martin When it comes to how many millennial Christians feel about the modern state of Israel, theology is arguably just as important as politics. Some Christians may suddenly find themselves in college wondering if their faith alone is enough to justify supporting Israel. For those who have grown up in church, […]

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Flags and Rumors: Public Discourse of Israel in Jordan

 Experience Reflection and Op-Ed by Max Lanosga   Arguably the biggest divide in the Middle East, the conflict between Israel and the rest of the Arab World, has manifested itself in threats, economic sanctions and armed conflict. These aspects of the Israeli-Arab divide are the ones that the rest of the world most often sees […]

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A New Story: Young Voices of Israel and Palestine

Event Reflection By Sophie Levy   I have always been intrigued by those that seek to not only understand but befriend their so-called “Other.” So, when I heard of the co-sponsored event by Hillel and New Story Leadership (NSL), a non-profit organization that empowers the voices of young Israeli and Palestinian leaders to promote the […]

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Room for Everyone at the Table: An Israeli Secular Shabbat Dinner Experience

Experience Reflection by Elysia Martin   Trips to Israel usually include all of the essentials, like kayaking in the Jordan River, hiking Masada, exploring Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, staying with Bedouins in the Negev, and riding camels. But when was the last time you had dinner with strangers? All I knew as my friends and I […]

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