Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:24pm

Four years ago, Jordan, my big brother, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics and moved to Pittsburgh. He relocated to a strange new city where he did not know a soul. One of the hardest experiences for Jews living away from family and friends is the Jewish high holidays. Luckily for Jordan, though, the Tree of Life synagogue opened its doors, giving him a warm community and a place to pray.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:07pm
Noah Harrison

President Donald Trump has finally called out Saudi Arabia for the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month. Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist living in exile, was gruesomely murdered while visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. The sloppy hit, almost assuredly ordered by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, elicited sharp international condemnation.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:52pm
House keys

House keys

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:45pm

You could go swimming right now, but you didn’t necessarily plan on it. You knew it was going to rain, but did you expect giant puddles to swallow the sidewalk, the road or your shoes for that matter? In this beautifully constructed city that we call home, the last thing that we think about is its imperfection. Ann Arbor, new and old, consists of aesthetic, impressive architecture and infrastructure that not only meets the logistical demands of the city, but also perfectly complements the abundant natural scenery that surrounds it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:49pm
Spooky ideas
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:46pm

When people think about religious diversity on campus, they may not always consider the diversity that exists within religious minorities. Since I arrived at Michigan, there has been one dominant political voice coming from the Jewish community: a voice which does not speak for me.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:44pm
Alex Kubie


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:55pm

I spent last summer working for a nongovernmental organization in Delhi, India. One weekend I took a day trip to see the Taj Mahal. On the bus back, I struck up a conversation with a fellow traveler — a deceptively young-looking Swiss man. He had spent months traveling throughout Latin America and Asia. Toward the end of the bus ride, he summarized his travels with a comparison. He told me “our” societies in the West are different than in non-Western countries. In the West, he told me, we share fundamental values and a way of life.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:22pm
Anamaria Cuza

You might have heard the stories about the oracles of Greek antiquity, who were able to make prophetic predictions. You might be familiar with the name Nostradamus, whose prophecies are even nowadays picked up by those who predicted that 2012 would be the end of the world. You probably made fun of these people’s beliefs in prophets, prophecies or anything related to inferring “facts" about the future because, as educated people, we know that we live in a chaotic world where the future cannot be predicted accurately.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:19pm
GOP assault on America

On Oct. 21, I spent a significant chunk of my Sunday night watching a debate between Sam Seder, a progressive talk radio host, and Charlie Kirk, the executive director of Turning Point USA. The guiding question of the debate was “Is President Trump helping the middle class?” Though I already knew the answer to this easy question — “no” — I decided to tune in any way.