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Two Columbia Students Try to Hold Off Mob Taking Over Hamilton Hall

Ezra Brodesser-Akner ‘26, Assistant Features Editor June 16, 2024

On April 30, Rory Wilson, a Columbia senior, was asleep in his dorm when his friends suddenly shook him awake to tell him that a group of pro-Palestinian protesters was attempting to take over Hamilton...

Campus Protests Spark Uproar From Palestinian and Jewish Communities

On Apr. 17, pro-Palestinian Columbia University students rushed to the campus’ lawn to set up a “Gaza solidarity encampment,” sparking a worldwide debate on the validity of free speech on college...

Too Little, Too Late: Arizona Repeals Strict Abortion Ban, While Florida Cracks Down on Reproductive Rights

Gershon Leib '27, Staff Writer June 16, 2024

On April 9, the top court in Arizona moved to restrict reproductive rights statewide, reinstating a 160-year-old near-total ban on abortion. The bill permits abortion only if the pregnant person’s life...

Heschel Students Commemorated Yom Hazikaron During the Aftermath of Oct. 7

Olivia Levine '25, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2024

As students silently entered the gym on May 13, Hebrew Department faculty handed out Yizkor stickers. Although Heschel observes Yom Hazikaron every year, this year felt very different due to Israel’s...

Sophomores Go On First Ever Heschel High School Washington Trip

Georgia Bregman '26, Staff Writer June 16, 2024

After a four-hour bus ride, Heschel’s sophomore class arrived at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Students were granted freedom to roam independently and ample time to absorb the tragic history...

Professor Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin Discusses Sexual Assault with Eleventh-Grade Talmud Students

Daphne Stifelman ’25, News Editor June 16, 2024

After finishing the Rodef unit in their Talmud curriculum, the eleventh grade heard from guest speaker Professor Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin to culminate their learning. The Rodef unit centers around the...

Yom HaShoah Programming: Leora Klein Shares Family Story with Student Body

Hannah Wurzburger ‘26, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2024

Monday, May 7 was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. In a post-Oct. 7 world facing a rise in antisemitism and ignorance about the Holocaust, the day carried even more weight than usual.  After...

Babka Bailout Powers Through Antisemitism with Truth, Earnesty, and Taste

Michal Prevor is a business owner, Heschel parent, and babka maestro. Mrs. Prevor started Babka Bailout during the height of COVID-19 when her housekeeper, Carmen, lost clients and was struggling to maintain...

IDF Announces Tragic Death of Soldier Daniel Perez

Bianca Levy '25, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2024

On Monday, March 17, heroic IDF soldier Daniel Perez was declared to have been killed during the Oct. 7 attack. After 163 days of believing that Perez was alive in Hamas captivity, his family was notified...

Moscow Shooting Heightens Ukraine-Russia Tensions

Miriam Gross '25, Opinion Editor May 13, 2024

A horrifying attack unfolded near Moscow, Russia, as ISIS terrorists stormed Crocus City Hall, a popular concert venue. The latest reports indicate that over 130 people have lost their lives, with many...

South Africa v. Israel: International Court of Justice Calls for Israel to Provide Humanitarian Aid Amidst Genocide Allegations

Aviva Guttman '25, Opinion Editor May 13, 2024

On Mar. 28, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) passed a ruling regarding the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza. This ruling is a result of an application against the State of Israel filed by South...

City Officials Increase Subway Surveillance in Reaction to Underground Violence

Pierce Malter '26, News Editor May 13, 2024

The subway system, a constant in many Heschel students’ lives, has seen an alarming increase in violence recently. New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams are rolling out new security measures,...

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