My Arad Adventure: Counterpoint Israel 2017

Written by Esther Kuperman on . Posted in Features

Summer plans can be complicated for a college student. Should I work? Should I travel? There are always so many options and opportunities to consider. But this summer, I was fortunate to have an easy answer to these questions. For me, Counterpoint Israel was the obvious choice.

Tackling Tuition with Local Day Schools

Written by Gabe Aaronson Special Correspondent on . Posted in Features

This is the first article in a three-part investigative series on Jewish day school tuition and how we as a community — schools, organizations, and families — can support the future of accessible, quality Jewish education for all who seek it.

Truman and Israel, Reconsidered

Written by Rafael Medoff on . Posted in Features

During a visit to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City in 1953, ex-president Harry S. Truman was introduced to a group of scholars as “the man who helped create the State of Israel.” Truman immediately objected. “What do you mean ‘helped create’?” he interrupted. “I am Cyrus. I am Cyrus!”