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May 13, 2018, 9:43 PM
Jewish identity in Indiana
Jews on my Indiana college campus feel Jewish, but they don't connect to any of the Judaism I know
Jun 28, 2017, 8:55 AM
A “Core” Problem
In my first week of classes during the fall semester of my junior year of college, I was told by two separate instructors within the School of Education that teaching is a form of brainwashing, and I should be...
Dec 26, 2016, 6:42 AM
Happy holidays from an upbeat undergraduate
Two years ago, I wrote of big lava colored bows being strung on every lamppost on campus. Well friends, they’ve returned. Granted I’ve been a college student for almost three years and you would think I’d be used to being...
Jul 3, 2016, 6:57 AM
Bless the U.S.A.
“I really appreciate how nice the weather is today, especially after all that rain we had last week,” I started. “I really appreciate how blue the sky is today,” she continued. “I’m really thankful my mom convinced me to buy these...
Mar 31, 2016, 7:26 AM
Here’s What Snapchat’s Face Swap Feature Has Taught Us
If you’ve ever secretly envied your friend’s blond hair or bone structure, if you’ve ever felt like you weren’t pretty enough or handsome enough or attractive enough in general, or if you’ve ever wanted to trade places with someone...
Feb 2, 2016, 10:39 AM
Meditations of Our Hearts: A Woman’s Prayer
Tonight, I sat around a table with five other young Jewish women, and we spoke about our Jewish female role models. We started off in a very Jewish way, with a blessing and a question: “May G-d make you...
Oct 13, 2015, 11:58 AM
Following My Yellow Brick Derech
Why am I a Ba’alat Tshuvah? Why am I a Jew? Why do I believe in G-d? I believe in Hashem: in His power over me, my life, the world, ongoing creation, etc. I believe that, when I speak and...
Aug 7, 2015, 12:30 AM
Wanderlust Goose Chase
I close the door behind me and immediately I get that feeling again. I go back in the room and I check the drawers, my pockets, my purse, the bathroom, my suitcase, I have everything with me…including that pesky...
Apr 15, 2015, 1:24 PM
Reaction to the Warsaw Cemetery
Dear ghost, Do you still shudder when you hear the sound of boots? Do you see my tears when I cry for you? Do you hear us tell your story? We remember you. Dear ghost, Did you know we believe in the same God? We still...
Feb 11, 2015, 5:01 AM
This Land is Our Land
Ever since I saw the Jeep Superbowl commercial a couple weeks ago, I’ve had a beautiful rendition of "This Land is My Land" stuck in my head. Don’t get me wrong, I love Marc Scibilia’s version, but I’ve been...
Hannah is a student at Indiana University studying Elementary Education and Jewish Studies.