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Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

Clashing Views from Clashing Jews

By Dahlia Zail and Milo Levine

March 8, 2017

Holocaust Jokes: When a Joke Crosses the Line By Dahlia Zail I am a Jew, and I have always worn the identity with pride. I went to Hebrew school from first grade to my freshman year. I had a Bat Mitzvah, travelled to Israel twice, and have gone to Jewish sleep away camp for five years. I spent my who...

Everything You Wanted to Know but Were too Afraid to Ask: Hair Covering and Islam

Everything You Wanted to Know but Were  too Afraid to Ask: Hair Covering and Islam

By Francis Streitmann

June 3, 2016

Though freedom of religion is one of our country’s founding principles, this is often forgotten when discussions of foreign policy arise. Western media portrays veiled women as submissive victims, whilst also perpetuating Islamophobic stereotypes. Generally, discrimination against women who veil has ...

I Belong – Voices from Tam

I Belong – Voices from Tam

By Raqshan Khan and Raqshan Khan

September 10, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnPIZSApOUk The way people view a religion and its followers has a dramatic impact on the way people of that faith experience everyday life. Islam or Muslims are rarely discussed in our community and the treatment of Muslims due to negative stereotypes is talked about...

I Belong

I Belong

By Raqshan Khan

March 24, 2015

It happened in seventh grade during the end of math class. I was having a conversation with a couple of my friends. We were turning in homework and one of my friends asked me jokingly how I was able to get “such good grades.” I laughed and told her that all I did was turn in my homework. Another one...

L’Shana Tova: A Jewish Perspective on Rosh Hashanah

L’Shana Tova: A Jewish Perspective on Rosh Hashanah

By Sarah Asch

September 30, 2014

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar during the first two days of Tishrei, which means that it is usually celebrated during the secular month of September. Rosh Hashanah is literally translated as “the head of the year,” and along with Yom Kippur (the day...

Freedom to Speak: A Look at Religion at Tam

Freedom to Speak: A Look at Religion at Tam

By Hannah Yerington

March 19, 2013

Junior Connie Chong grabs her backpack and walks out of the classroom with her friend, who turns to her. “Hey Connie, wanna have lunch together?” she asks. Connie shakes her head. “Sorry, I have Christian club,” she says, shrugging. “Oh,” her friend says, giving her a strange look. “They...

Urban Corruption: The Hypocrisies of Casual Consumerism

Urban Corruption: The Hypocrisies of Casual Consumerism

By Julia Kligman

March 3, 2013

It’s no secret that Forever 21’s patent yellow bags have “John 3:16,” an excerpt from the New Testament, printed on the bottom. Whether we notice this fine print or not, we’re purchasing from a company that proclaims religious ideals on its very packaging. But the allure of economically-priced...