Opinion Submission: Pro-Palestine shouldn’t mean anti-Israel

To be “pro-Palestine,” one does not have to justify the horrific acts of terror that were committed on Oct. 7. To be “pro-Palestine,” one need not be anti-Israel. And being anti-Israel doesn’t make one effectively pro-Palestine.

Letter to the Editor: Speaking truth to hatred

Let’s not forget why Israel exists. It’s not a mere luxury. It is a necessity. It is necessary for the survival of the Jewish people. Our people have long been subjected to pogroms and persecutions, so it is clear that the Jewish state is the only safe haven for Jewish people when the world inevitably turns on us.

| Class of 2027

Make me a match: Jewish matchmaker proves matchmaking is still in style

Matchmaker Aleeza Ben Shalom isn’t messing around when it comes to finding love, and college, she believes, is the perfect time to find a partner. The star of the popular Netflix reality show “Jewish Matchmaking,” Ben Shalom has helped bring together more than 200 couples and offered her advice to WashU students during her talk […]

| Contributing Writer

Athlete of the Week: Yogi Oliff discusses staying calm under pressure and his experience as a Jewish athlete

After his game-winning shots, Oliff sat down with Student Life to discuss that high-pressure situation, his adjustment to college basketball, his experience as a Jewish college athlete, and his interests off the court.

| Managing Sports Editor

Contention over exams on religious holidays: Students express frustration, faculty explain scheduling decisions

Large lecture classes in the hard sciences, engineering, and computer science departments have scheduled evening exams on major religious holidays in recent years. Students and faculty have faced challenges in accommodating religious observances when exams coincide with holidays, despite Washington University’s implementation of a policy to mitigate this issue. 

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University hosts Sababa Jewish festival

Washington University hosted The Sababa Festival, an exhibition of Jewish arts and culture, on Sept. 18. 

| Contributing Writer

Hadag Nachash

Tomorrow, Hadag Nachash will arrive all the way from Israel to play a free concert at The Pageant. Although you may not have heard of them, Hadag Nachash—which literally means “The Snake Fish” in Hebrew—is one of the most popular, well-known bands in Israel.

| Cadenza Reporter

RE: There is no free Shabbas Dinner

At the risk of legitimizing a baseless and ill-spirited letter, we as leaders and students of all stripes in the Jewish community here at Wash. U. feel compelled to raise our voice in support of our two rabbis on this campus, Rabbi Hershey Novack and Rabbi Andy Kastner, who were attacked in a letter to Student Life on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

Jeremy Rose | Chair of Conservative Minyan

Matisyahu: Unplugged

With his hands resting on his legs while sitting onstage in a high-set chair, Matisyahu commanded his quietly captivated listeners Thursday with the performance of three serenely delivered acoustic songs in a blend of words, hums, beatboxing and other sounds.

| Contributing Reporter

Matisyahu set to entertain a large crowd

As of Monday evening, close to 600 guests have confirmed their attendance at Thursday’s “MATISYAHU” Assembly Series event inside Graham Chapel, which holds a maximum capacity of 750. The campus groups co-hosting the reggae, rock and hip hop-fusion American Hasidic Jewish artist Matisyahu also reserved May Auditorium in the Olin Business School as an overflow seating area.

| Contributing Reporter

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