Your guide to Jewish life at Wellesley - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
I had left the Hasidic way of life behind me to go to Wellesley college. Then my dad came to visit.
Jewish students at Wellesley College say they are struggling with an uptick in anti-Israel activity. So why did the elite school abruptly fire its Hillel leadership?
I question whether America is more innovative now than it was in the 1950s and 1960s, when our safety net was stronger and unions were able to bargain for living wages.
Abstinence-only education doesn’t achieve its intended goal: preventing pregnancy. The American states with the highest teen pregnancy rates employ abstinence-only education in their schools. And while abstinence-only lessons by definition don’t include the efficacy of various birth control methods, leaving students without basic knowledge, they also often shame young women, too. In particularly heinous examples, sexually active women are compared to chewed-up pieces of gum cups with spit in them, or flowers with the petals torn off.