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Hillel Dining Hall Faces Unique Challenges During HUDS Strike

It may only be the fourth day of Sukkot—a Jewish holiday that celebrates the fall harvest—but it is the 16th day of the Harvard University Dining Services workers’ strike, which presents Harvard Hillel with unique challenges.

"How Jews Became White Folks"
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"How Jews Became White Folks"

People broke out into groups to discuss topics of race, religion and political movements in an event called "How Jews Became White Folks", run by Harvard Hillel on Thursday.

Hillel Bagel Brunch
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Hillel Bagel Brunch

Students enjoy bagels and lox at Hillel’s final bagel brunch of the year on Sunday morning.

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Students Gather To Commemorate Victims of Violence in Israel

Students handed out flyers, held a banner reading “No excuse for terror,” and read aloud a list of names of people killed during the unrest in Israel.

A Protest at the Hillel
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A Protest at the Hillel

Co-president of the Palestine Solidarity Committee Fatima Bishtawi ’17 stands outside the Hillel to protest Operation Protective Edge, an Israeli military operation launched in 2014. Other members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee lay on the ground around her.

A Protest at the Hillel
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Students Host ‘Die-In’ Outside of Hillel, Protesting Speaker

The protest, organized by members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, involved students lying down near the entrance to Hillel.

Shabbat 1000
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Shabbat 1000

Approximately 800 students attended Shabbat 1000, hosted by Harvard Hillel and Chabad, in the Science Center Plaza on Friday evening.

Shabbat 1000
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‘Shabbat 1000’ Draws 800 To Celebrate Sabbath

Organizers said the event was the largest of its kind in Harvard history.

Tashlich
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Tashlich

“It’s really good to have time to...check in with yourself, to what extent you are living the life you want to and being the person you want to and having the presence in the world you want to.” Sofie Rose Seymour ’16, who self-identifies as “secular Jewish,” drops pieces of bread into the Charles River during the Jewish ritual Tashlich, in which practitioners aim to let go of sin and regret.

Regret into the River
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Regret into the River

Sofie Rose Seymour ’16, right, and Matthew J. Goodkin-Gold ’19, left, look onto the Charles while performing the Jewish ritual Tashlich, in which practitioners drop pieces of bread or another food into moving bodies of water to symbolize letting go of regret and sin. “It can be done very personally by anyone anywhere,” explained Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg.

Meena K. Boppana
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Photos of the Day (09/15/2015)

Tashlich
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Letting go of Regret during the Jewish New Year

Marching to Remember
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Marching to Remember

Students march for Yom Hashoah, an annual remembrance of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The march, which happened Thursday afternoon, was organized by Aaron Y. Grand ’18, the Jewish Life Chair of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Harvard College and was advertised primarily to students affiliated with the fraternity or Harvard Hillel.

Passover Seder
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Passover Seder

Alpha Epsilon Pi brother Edgar J. Orozco ’16 smiles as he dips his finger in wine during a Passover seder in Hillel on Saturday evening. Over the weekend several student groups hosted seders, a traditional Jewish ritual to celebrate Passover.

AEPI Passover Seder
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AEPI Passover Seder

From right, Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers Aaron E. Pelz ’16, Crimson editor Gregory A. Briker ’17, Ethan S. H. Fried ’16, and Jacob S. Goldberg ’16 celebrate Passover during a seder, a traditional Jewish ritual, in Hillel on Saturday evening.