Jewish Holiday Notices in Newspapers – Part II
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(I am actively looking for employment opportunities. If you know of one that might be a good fit, please let me know.) Introduction: Map of Jewish Holiday Notices in Newspapers In my last post, I summarized why Jewish holidays would … Read More




Jewish Holiday Notices in Newspapers – Part I
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  Why Jewish Holiday Announcements in the American Press (pre-1865)? (I am actively looking for employment opportunities. If you know of one that might be a good fit, please let me know.) Newspapers are somewhat of a fascination for me. … Read More




Never Again HC
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Dear Haverford Community, We were made aware of a very offensive and antisemitic Yik Yak conversation that took place among Haverford students on the night of Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the night of Holocaust Remembrance Day. We find the statements … Read More




Senior Thesis
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Yesterday I handed in my senior thesis, a project I have been working on for over a year. Suffice it so say, turning it in feels like one of the biggest accomplishments of my life thus far. I would like … Read More




When there’s no “undo” or no “reset”
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Today, at least in my world, technology is a bodily appendage. Today, as the stitching between technology appendages and people seems to only strengthen, I think it can be easy to forget that the features technology offer don’t necessarily seep into the body. … Read More




An Almost Wordless Wednesday
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Good Morning! It has been a while. Here’s an almost wordless Wednesday. Here are photos of different aspects of Southern Jewish Life I have been exploring: plantations, trade, transportation, and ritual. http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/82 http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/2 http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/136




The Confederate Streets of South Carolina
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After watching Jon Stewart’s on-point and poignant words regarding the tragic shooting at the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, (watch it here before you continue reading!) I was curious about his statement that “the roads [in South Carolina] are … Read More




Don’t blame me!
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I promise, I really was going to write a blog post yesterday, but the power went off at 11:30 and didn’t go back on until 4:30. I went in search of a bookstore with a coffee shop that would have … Read More




Good Morning
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Its my second day here and I am invigorated… well sort of. I woke up, got up to quickly, became dizzy, and hit my head on the floor while trying to reach the wall… not a great way to start … Read More




From the Terminal
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In the Philadelphia airport waiting for my flight: So far a 50 ish year old Israeli man flirted with me and asked me to have a smoke with him A woman, I don’t know if she’s on my flight; mumbled … Read More




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