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Pragmatism Above All: Jewish Leaders Were Right to Welcome Elon Musk’s Pro-Israel Support

Helios Editorial Board January 27, 2024

Distressed over a migrant caravan making its way through southern Mexico, one man in 2018 took to social media, slamming HIAS, a Jewish nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees....

Addressing Inconsistencies and Double Standards in Heschel’s Approach to Gender and Religious Requirements

Simon Arenson ‘26, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Heschel prides itself on being a pluralistic school that offers multiple minyanim to allow each student to practice Judaism in a way that makes them most comfortable. However, Heschel still has various...

Return of Israeli Hostages Brings More Questions Than Answers

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

After 48 days of a brutal war that bewildered the entire world, a sense of relief came over the Jewish community as a ceasefire was agreed between Israel and Hamas. The most jarring news to come out of...

A Commendable Call: Taylor Swift Postpones Concert After Fan’s Death

Shiri Sobol ‘25, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

On Nov. 18, Taylor Swift postponed an Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after a 23-year-old fan died during her show the night prior. Fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado suffered from cardiac arrest,...

How the Increase in Anti-Semitism has Affected my College Search

Maya Barlev '24, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The safety of Jewish students on college campuses has never been guaranteed. In recent years, specifically, Jewish professors and students have increasingly been targeted on college campuses. In 2018,...

Social Media Has Become a Vortex in the Israel-Hamas Conflict

The Helios Editorial Board December 5, 2023

As with every recent conflict, social media has become an outlet for a slew of posts highlighting despicable acts in the Israeli-Hamas conflict. We’ve all seen horrible clips of what is happening in...

Israel Must Fight a War for Peace, Not Continue the Cycle of Radicalization

Tamir Vidal ‘27, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

In a recent assembly, the Heschel high school hosted IDF Maj. General Nadav Padan, father of senior Jonny Padan, for a Q&A session regarding the current war in Israel.  One of his key points was...

The Sophomore Test Calendar is Failing Students

By Gila Lehon ‘26, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The organization of the October test calendar leaves sophomores overworked and unable to prepare for upcoming assessments. From the end of September through early November, sophmores have had a Talmud...

Heschel Gives Students the Freedom They Deserve by Making Rallies Optional

Heschel Gives Students the Freedom They Deserve by Making Rallies Optional

Elana Farbiarz '25, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

As the war in Israel continues unabated, Heschel is doing the right thing by not only providing opportunities for students to attend rallies–which allow students to engage with the conflict in meaningful...

Students Report Gender Discrepancies in Heschel Clubs

Eli Lebowhl '24, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The membership of many student-run clubs at Heschel this year is comprised of almost entirely one gender. “I wanted to do a science club,” said sophomore Ella Nadel, a member of the robotics club,...

Did Drake Fall Off?

Daphne Stifelman '25, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

  On Oct. 6, Drake dropped his eighth studio album, For All the Dogs. With twenty-three tracks and features from over ten artists, including SZA, Yeat, and 21 Savage, For All the Dogs generated...

The New Cost of Running a Heschel Club is Too High

Tessa Mank ‘25, Opinion Editor October 10, 2023

Clubs at Heschel have always been a source of pride for students and the administration alike; however, it has become apparent that some students may be creating clubs for the wrong reasons. Some students,...

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