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â€œYes Penn Stateâ€
A popular T-shirt on (the University of) Penn(sylvania)â€™s campus bears the slogan, â€œNot Penn Stateâ€ differentiating the two similarly named universities. Yet, for all the academic and social differences that the schools have, they share more than just a state and a name; they each boast a significant Jewish population. However, the strengths of the […]Continue reading
The Real First Post
In honor of the beginning of CPI09 and having remembered that I actually wrote my first blogpost just about a year ago, I’m re-posting it here: Day 7: Getting Ready for Camp Monday, July 21st, 2008. Today was our first real day in Yerucham â€“ and boy was it a good one. Partially it was […]Continue reading
Pesach: "shloshim yom lifenei hachag"
Pesach. What a holiday. It’s got everything – history, theology, family, customs, commandments, emotions – no wonder it’s the most celebrated Jewish event (2001-2002 National Jewish Population Study). What normally happens at Penn is that all 300+ Orthodox and most of the other affiliated students go home (or to friends’ homes). Then, Seder night, hundreds […]Continue reading