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‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

April 22, 2020 0 comments

When Esther Shapiro, known as Esty, jumps in the taxi for the first time, she can’t help but gaze out at the sky through the window as tears begin streaming down her face. She has escaped her past and is ready to start anew.

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

February 27, 2019 1 comment

I used to spend a lot of time avoiding news about Israel and Palestine. In particular, learning about human rights violations committed by the Israel Defense Forces was deeply upsetting — it was hard to discover that the fairy tale place I learned about as a child in Hebrew school wasn’t so magical after all.

Anna Horowitz ’19 began organizing the Orthodox service upon her return to campus last week. She hopes that Hillel will provide more services for Orthodox Jewish students throughout the year.

News, University News

Hillel holds first daytime Orthodox service for Rosh Hashanah

September 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, Brown/RISD Hillel held its first-ever daytime Rosh Hashanah services for students who belong to the Modern Orthodox denomination of Judaism.