The Lion's Tale

Holocaust Remembrance Day Was a Unifying Experience

Sara Heckelman, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2015

“Sure. I’ll do it,” I answered in what I felt had to be a solemn tone due to the subject at hand. In reality, I was quite eager to begin preparing for something as meaningful and beautiful as the Holocaust Remembrance Day Vigil. As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, I feel an unspoken obligation...

The Problems With Hebrew Class

The Problems With Hebrew Class

Izzy Friedland, Reporter

April 16, 2015

An elephant lives in JDS. It’s big, and it’s ugly, and it sneaks around the 300s, sticking its trunk into classes of students with vacant stares and deaf ears. Nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the classroom. Anybody who has ever studied Hebrew on the intermediate or lower levels knows...

AB_E: My College Didn’t Accept Me

Alec Shrager

December 18, 2014

Last Saturday, I woke up with one thought in my mind: go to the computer and check whether you are accepted to the school that was at the top of your list. Short story short, that dream was rapidly crushed by a single computerized letter. I was denied with the cliché words of “we have just completed...

Editorial: Finding our news

Editorial: Finding our news

December 18, 2014

We have just launched a redesign of the Lion’s Tale website. At the beginning of the year, we described the new kehillahs, new schedules and new administration that have already begun impacting our school. Following suit, we now have a new website, with a new focus on you. We want to hear what you...

Moving towards the unknown

Matthew Litman

December 17, 2014

I don’t feel like a senior. I’m not that tall, I still laugh whenever one of my teachers fails to work the projector, and yet, in just a couple of weeks I’ll be graduating. Not to say that it all went by so quickly, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t think I’m ready. For the past thirteen...

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