Month: November 2013

The Silence of the B’nai Mitzvah

This post is by Ilana Horwitz, a first-year student in the Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies A few weeks ago, I received a very elaborate “pop up” Bar-Mitzvah invitation showing the Bar-Mitzvah boy amidst the NYC skyline and was amazed by how fancy Bar-Mitzvah invitations had gotten since my Bat-Mitzvah. Ironically, that same week, I read an article that… Read more →

Wikipedia: Jews

This post is by Matt Williams, a second year student in the Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies. I want to place a bet. I would be totally unsurprised to discover that Isaac Meyer Wise, Solomon Schechter, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Nechama Leibowitz, Joseph Soloveitchik, the Tanya, Maimonides, the Talmud, and even the Torah itself are all second when it comes… Read more →

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