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The Lion's Tale

Shtisel and You are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah are just two examples of the extremist portrayal of Jewish people, in the media.

Finding the middle ground: media should not just show the extreme sides of Judaism

Isaiah Segal-Geetter, Reporter February 25, 2024

When I learned about the movie “You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah,” I was excited to see a movie that would portray modern Judaism that is in tune with the religion but also part of modern society;...

Four Shakespeare books are included in the CESJDS Upper School English curriculum.

Standing the test of time: William Shakespeare’s work is still relevant today

Sophia Leinwand, Reporter February 15, 2024

After finishing William Shakespeare's famous play, “Romeo and Juliet,” in my freshman English class, I found myself impressed by  the tragic ending of the great love story. While the old language...

Freshman Yarden Wilkenfeld dives deep into the text of her Talmud I class. Many students who want to take a full year of Jewish text class choose Talmud.

CESJDS should require Tanakh classes every year of high school

Tali Loeffler, Sports Editor February 12, 2024

As I sat in my final Politics in the Age of Kings class last year, I looked back at all the knowledge I had gained and the memorable experiences I had. As I thought about my options for this year I was...

Former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu talk to reporters at the Beach Plum in Epping, New Hampshire.

Witnessing history in the making during the New Hampshire presidential primary

Ari Kittrie, Managing Editor, Web February 7, 2024

At any other time and place, it would be highly surprising to see a gaggle of reporters from around the world, standing in front of a Veterans of Foreign Wars clubhouse in 10 degree weather, interviewing...

Statistics show that in recent years rates of pedestrian fatalities have risen exponentially.

Proceed With Caution: Drivers and pedestrians must be more aware of their surroundings

Jordana Dauber, Reporter January 30, 2024

As I biked around my neighborhood one day after fifth grade and crossed a street only a few blocks from my house, a car hit me. Later, my dad took me to the Emergency Room, where I received 11 stitches...

Junior Yedidya Milner-Gillers volunteers for Imadi with students from Berman. From left to right: Erez Zahgi, Alex August, Izzy Orlofsky, Milner-Gillers and  Leor Hochstein.

Bridging the Gap: JDS students need to have more interactions with kids at other Jewish schools

Mia Forseter, Sports Editor January 18, 2024

When I watch the CESJDS Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy basketball game, I look into the Berman crowd and realize I know almost none of their student body. I often recognize only one or two people from...

The extreme viewpoints conveyed by the two opposing open letters dont fully represent the majority of peoples opinions on the war in Israel at JDS.

The open letters don’t represent the full spectrum of viewpoints at CESJDS

Jonah Beinart, Features Editor January 12, 2024

The current conflict in Israel and Gaza has sparked a fierce debate within the Jewish community, in addition to the global response after Oct. 7. CESJDS is no exception with the release of multiple open...

A 2018 interview of Ethan Slater with Talia Shemony (18) and Dylan Fox (19) on his role as SpongeBob in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

Words gone viral: The dangers of Ethan Slater’s post about CESJDS “Open Letter”

Lily Rulnick, Incoming Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2024

Lately, the controversial letter exchange regarding the Israel-Hamas war that was circulated throughout the CESJDS community has become a hot topic. One of the first letter’s signees Ethan Slater, known...

Embrace new cultures

Embrace new cultures

Nini Panner, Multimedia Editor January 4, 2024

My heart dropped as I watched my new classmate and teacher pose for a photo in the Nazi salute in the direction of a picture of Adolf Hitler. My other classmates laughed along, unaware of how deeply targeted...

Ignore others’ opinions

Ignore others’ opinions

Ari Werbin-Gradel, Sports editor January 4, 2024

“What if they think I’m not good?” “They’re definitely staring at me.” “Why is he judging me right now?” The most important part of high school, for many, is what people think of them....

Truth above all else

Truth above all else

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor January 4, 2024

“Wow, that’s crazy,” I remember saying as Director of Publications Jessica Nassau turned the lights back on. It was freshman year, and my Journalism I class had just finished watching “Shattered...

I do it for the bit

I do it for the bit

Aaron Waldman, Sports editor January 4, 2024

Laughter has always felt like a necessity to me. Maybe it isn’t for others, but it should be. Luckily, I have grown up in a family that prioritizes laughter as much as I do. Laughter and silliness have...

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