Rachel Cohen


Presidents Conference Rejected J Street — and Me

By Rachel Cohen

The author, center, addresses the J Street conference in Washington in 2013 / Rachel Cohen Read More


Jewish Fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi Marks 100 Years Amid Sweeping Culture Changes

By Rachel Cohen

Jewish Fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi Marks 100 Years Amid Sweeping Culture Changes
The fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi was launched a century ago as a shelter from anti-Semitism. What is its role today amid sweeping changes for Jews on college campuses?Read More


Becoming More Jewish — In Mexico

By Rachel Cohen

Becoming More Jewish — In Mexico
I recently spent several weeks studying Spanish in Guanajuato. It’s an important historical city in central Mexico, where influential mines once stood and where the first battle of the Mexican War of Independence took place. Guanajuato is also a predominately Catholic city; my host family had large paintings of Catholic saints, ornate crosses and other Christian décor in every room of the house. Outside, every restaurant I ate in and every bus I rode bore prominent symbols of the faith.Read More


#PostModernProblems

By Rachel Cohen

#PostModernProblems
This past summer, Anne-Marie Slaughter shook up the national feminist conversation with her provocative Atlantic piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Writing about the challenges she faces balancing her role as a mother and a professional, she argued that systemic changes must be made in both the workplace and society for women to finally achieve equality with men. Her piece sparked a wide debate, naturally, and as I begin my junior year of college at Johns Hopkins, I can’t help but ask myself, where do I fall in all of this? What choices do I face as a 20-year-old Jewish American female student?Read More






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