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Hesed Day: Bubble

By Noa Bregman What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘bubble?’ Maybe you think of a small child blowing bubbles in the park, or perhaps of a fragile object wrapped in bubble wrap?…

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School Stands With the LGBTQ+ Community

By Eliana Gayle-Schneider As a pluralistic Jewish institution, Heschel was founded with a commitment to celebrating diversity in every form. One recent concern is the need to create awareness regarding issues of importance to LGBTQ+…


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Election Aftermath

By Abby Fisher ‘19         Since the release of the Access Hollywood tapes in mid-October, many Hillary supporters had been sleeping soundly in their beds. Conversely, Trump’s followers had long resigned themselves to the likelihood…



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The Boys Win in Memphis

By Nina Glesby and Shira Shans For the first time since 2009, the Heschel Heat Boys Basketball Team played in the largest Yeshiva basketball tournament in the country – the Cooper Yeshiva High School National…


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Election Reactions: Outside the Bubble

By Nina Glesby On November 9th, our country learned that Donald Trump is the President-elect. Since Heschel is a relatively homogenous Jewish school, Helios decided to ask people outside the community, particularly from different minority…


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Hesed Day Diversifies

By Dani Granowitz ‘17 Three times a year, Heschel students travel throughout the city and volunteer at over twenty organizations, schools, and parks. In the past, students selected their top five Hesed opportunities from a…


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Heritage Speakers

By Aviva Kohn and Eliana Salmon In the United States, where the official language is English, those who speak a different native language often integrate the spoken words and the culture of another country into…



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Wearing Tzitzit at Heschel

By Sam Nevins ‘18 How can the administration force us to read the Shema every morning, and not care if we wear tzitzit?! Every day, every single minyan at Heschel recites the Shema. The prayer…