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Hollingsworth, Windsor, and The Court

(Jacob Greenwald)– Though it sounds a bit trite at this point, there are currently two landmark cases sitting in front of the Supreme Court that have the opportunity to fundamentally … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Camp, and So Much More

(Jacob Greenwald)–There’s a story they tell at my summer camp that I think encapsulates a sort-of universal lesson. In the 1950’s, when the camp was new, there used to be … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Bedouin and Beiteinu; Israel’s Public Relations at Amherst College

(Jacob Greenwald)– Israel analysts have spent years predicting the imminent demise of the relationship between Jews in the US and Jews in Israel. While that’s a bell that’s been wrung … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Jerusalem: A Cookbook, and So Much More

After a childhood in post-9/11 America, I have become used to the idea that political statements and ideologies may become embedded in seemingly-innocuous things, and that culture wars may then … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Add-Drop Woes

(Jacob Greenwald)– My second semester has just begun, and I could not be happier to be back here at Amherst College. Couldn’t be happier, except, of course, for Add-Drop period. … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road Ahead

(Jacob Greenwald)– I’m on the plane back to Amherst right now, after close to four weeks with the family in Minnesota. It was a great break. I saw relatives, relaxed, … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Django Unchained and the American Experience

(Jacob Greenwald)– I went to see Django Unchained the other day with a friend of mine in a theater in Detroit. In a theater of close to 120 people, my … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whatever Happened to Peace?

(Jacob Greenwald)– So, Gaza happened, and the dust has now settled. The Israelis are no longer targeting persons and buildings associated with groups hostile to Israel, and the groups targeted … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

My Brother’s Keeper

(Jacob Greenwald)– My brother Sam is easily one of the most talented people I have ever met. He is intelligent (possibly even more intelligent than me), funny, socially well-adjusted, and … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments
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