7 Life Hacks For Avoiding Social Interaction On Ben Yehuda Street

We Jews don’t generally believe in a hell, but if it’s out there, it’s an infinite loop of walking down Ben Yehuda street while an endless string of barely-known acquaintances from high school and various shabbatons start benign small talk with you. While we may be forced into it every once in a while, here’sContinue reading “7 Life Hacks For Avoiding Social Interaction On Ben Yehuda Street”

No Homo: We’re Just Chevrutas

I just have to make something absolutely clear: me and my new chevruta, the ever-so-brilliant Jacob Feinman, are just that – chevrutas. There’s no funny business going on whatsoever. Just two bros shteiging Shmuel Aleph. And sure, we just started perek 18 last Shabbos and we’re already up to perek 21, but that shouldn’t beContinue reading “No Homo: We’re Just Chevrutas”

Brave Student Changes Phone To Military Time In Solidarity With Boyfriend In IDF

CHESTNUT HILL, MA — In a heroic show of support for her boyfriend fighting in the Israeli Defense Forces, Boston College freshman Monica Feldman changed her phone’s clock to 24-hour military time this past week. Feldman met her boyfriend Natan Bitton during her year studying in Israel. They dated for four months before Bitton enlistedContinue reading “Brave Student Changes Phone To Military Time In Solidarity With Boyfriend In IDF”

Win for Zionism on Campus: This American Birthright Participant Just Hooked Up with an IDF Soldier

These days, college campuses can often be filled with anti-Israel propaganda, and students end up hiding their opinions just because of the pressure they feel to fit in with the crowd. But all that might change thanks to a stunning display of Zionist pride by UC Berkeley chem major Molly Segel and her Birthright guide,Continue reading “Win for Zionism on Campus: This American Birthright Participant Just Hooked Up with an IDF Soldier”

Adventurous HaKotel Alum Decides to Leave the Jewish Bubble, Attends Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MD — Yaakov Davidson of Houston, Texas is officially getting out of the closed-off ‘bubble’ of Modern Orthodox Judaism. “I’ve just been on the same path my whole life,” Davidson said of the decision. “I really wanted to get out of the same system, the same echochamber. I think it’s really healthy toContinue reading “Adventurous HaKotel Alum Decides to Leave the Jewish Bubble, Attends Maryland”

Area Kid Went on Gap Year; We Get It

BALTIMORE, MD — The greater Baltimore Jewish community is well aware that Jonah Reitman spent the last year in Israel. Since Reitman, age 19, returned from his 9-month journey in Israel, he has brought it up many times.  A week after arriving back in the United States, he attended synagogue wearing a kippah he boughtContinue reading “Area Kid Went on Gap Year; We Get It”