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Letter to the Editor: ‘Underdog’ narrative is important, but so is truth

May 17, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

On May 15, 2017, Northwestern’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine invited a woman charged with complicity in the bombing of a supermarket and the murder of two Israeli students to speak for their Israeli Apartheid Week. As a liberal Jew who’...

Letter to the Editor: Muslims can think for themselves

Omar Shanti, McCormick senior

February 7, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the Assistant Dean of Weinberg Mark Sheldon’s letter, revealingly titled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” This title does not only reinforce the erasure of the Palestinian people and of the continual punishment inflicted upon them by Israel but also deploys a comm...

Letter to the Editor: Israel, Palestine and Soup — A Call for Campus Pluralism

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

What is your favorite soup? Take a moment to think — we’ll come back to it. My name is Charlie and I’m a McCormick senior. I will be serving our undergraduate Jewish community this year as the Hillel representative on...

Zilberstein: Untangling Jewish identity, Jewish nationalism

Shira Zilberstein, Guest Columnist

May 15, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The decline of conventional religious observance is a well-documented trend in contemporary society. However, this trend, especially for contemporary Jews, does not diminish the salience of religious identity. I think this vacuum c...

Letter to the Editor: Zionism is not solidarity

Daniel Weinberg

March 31, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

This letter was written in response to a previous Letter to the Editor, “My Judaism and Zionism are inextricably linked” I get it; I really do. Your parents talk about Israel as if it is a given, destined to exist. Your Rabbi mentions how important it is to ...

Letter to the Editor: The true meaning of awareness

Nathan Bennett

October 15, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For the last month, I have not gone a night without waking up to a notification on my phone alerting me to the latest tragedy taking place in Israel, the West Bank or Gaza. At first, the events unfolding seemed to fit a common...