Starting on the evening of Dec. 7, Swarthmore’s Jewish community celebrated the festival of Hanukkah for eight days and eight nights. Kehilah and Chabad, two Swarthmore Jewish student groups, both held events and festivities for Jewish students on campus. Kehilah hosted celebrations
Dear Phoenix Editorial Board, We were disappointed to find antisemitic stereotypes in a recently published op-ed, “Vaccinate Every Swattie. No Exceptions.” While the overall argument of the piece, that students must be vaccinated in the fall, is certainly worth discussion, we were
On April 16, 2021, The Phoenix published an op-ed titled, “Vaccinate Every Swattie. No Exceptions.” The piece, which argues for every Swarthmore student to be vaccinated, focuses somewhat on ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of New York which have famously suffered high COVID-19 infection
Each fall, Jewish people around the world observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holidays. These holidays mark the Jewish new year, and are a time of reflection and contemplation. For Swarthmore students, the High Holidays will fall right in
Josephine Ross ’21 and three other Swatties are involved in a new play, “Behold Her,” at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The production, which sends the audience on a whirlwind tour of Jewish female history, began on Sept.
Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. On Wednesday,