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Sainati: Coping with religious exclusivism

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a staff member from a prominent campus Christian organization. After an amicable first few minutes, I was told after a few questions that because I was Jewish, I couldn’t have a real connection...

Sainati: The absence of Palestine in my Jewish experience

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I was raised a reform Jew in a Northern Virginia congregation which didn’t have the largest Jewish population, but enough to make up a decent-sized community. I also participated in a regional youth group and went to a summer...

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...

The Spectrum: There is no one Judaism, no one Zionism

Adam E. Chanes, Guest Columnist

April 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. Unshackle NU and...

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 ...

‘RENT’ production to premiere this weekend

Helen Lee, Reporter

February 4, 2015

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After months of work, the Jewish Theatre Ensemble's production of "RENT" will premiere this weekend in the Louis Room in Norris University Center. The musical is a 200-person effort, headed by co-producers Kate Leggett and Tristan Chiruvo...