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Sam Altman Returns to OpenAI Five Days After Being Ousted

Yalei Ravin ‘26, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Sam Altman was forced out of his role as CEO at OpenAI, one of the leading artificial intelligence (A.I.) research companies, on Nov. 17. OpenAI’s board of directors voted him out with a simple majority...

Security and Safety at JNF Conference for Israel

Maya Barlev ‘24, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Zionist from all across the United States gathered in Denver, Colorado to attend the annual conference for Israel hosted by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) from Nov.30 to Dec. 3. Attendees included 300...

Israeli Pets Bring Comfort Amidst Horror

Israeli Pets Bring Comfort Amidst Horror

Tessa Mank ‘25, Opinion Editor January 27, 2024

When tragedy strikes, new heroes rise; the war in Israel is no different. Yet, some may look a little different from what one would expect.  Indeed, after the recent hostage crisis, dogs have emerged...

Reflecting on New Prevention Solutions Program

Aviva Guttman ‘25, Opinion Editor January 27, 2024

The junior class had their Prevention Solutions program on Monday, Nov. 27. Unlike previous years, the 11th graders took part in a new program run by the CCSA, a Jewish organization. The grade was split...

Mice Spotted Scampering Around Heschel Halls

Mice Spotted Scampering Around Heschel Halls

Aviva Guttman ‘25, Opinion Editor January 27, 2024

Mice have recently been spotted in Heschel halls. A recent sighting was at 9 a.m. on Dec. 4, on the second floor around rooms 227 and 228.  Junior Maya Seltzer said, “I was doing work with my friends...

Heschel Teachers Incorporate the Israel-Hamas War in Class Discussions

Shira Mack ‘24 and Karen Messer ‘24 January 27, 2024

Heschel High School teachers have been contemplating how they can best address the Oct. 7 massacre and the subsequent Israel-Hamas war in an educational context.   Limudei Qodesh teacher, Rabbi Ezra...

Recent Surge in Asylum Seekers Could “Destroy” New York City

Yhonatan Yehudai ‘25, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2024

Since April 2022, New York City has seen a significant surge in migrants seeking asylum. Mayor Eric Adams said this “problem” could “destroy” the city.  The main reason migrants, coming mostly...

Professor Ruth Wisse and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine Speak to Full Audiences at Heschel’s Political Club Meetings

Philip Efron ‘24, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2024

Held in the library to accommodate the high demand, the Young Conservatives club and the Government and Public Policy (GAPP) club, formerly called Liberal Activist Branch, hosted esteemed Professor Ruth...

Son of Hamas Leader Denounces Hamas

Claudia Messer ‘25, Online Editor January 27, 2024

The son of a prominent Hamas leader gives his unwavering support for Israel after recognizing the evil of Hamas.  Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of the co-founder of Hamas, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, released...

A Majority of Heschel Students and Faculty Support Hostage Deal

A Majority of Heschel Students and Faculty Support Hostage Deal

Ariel Zeltzer ‘27, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

A deal between Israel and Hamas for a temporary cease-fire took effect on Nov. 23. The pause allowed for the release of Israeli hostages taken in the Oct. 7 attacks in exchange for Palestinian prisoners,...

Pro-Israel Rallies Take Place Across the World

Rocky Furst ‘27 and Maya Gleser ‘27 December 5, 2023

The world mobilized to support Israel’s right to defend itself after Hamas’ unprecedented attack. In Times Square, people organized demonstrations, including the “Bring them home NOW” march on...

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