OPINION

OPINION

Reflecting on my First Week at Heschel

By Hana Halff ‘21 In a couple of months I went from being the only Jewish and white girl in my grade at a large New Jersey public school, to attending the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and immersing myself in an all-Jewish environment. For most students, the transition from middle […]

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Reflections on the First Week of School

By Anna M. Dubey I found freshman orientation to be a flawed yet exciting way of beginning the year. As a former student of the Heschel Middle School, I can attest to the first week of ninth grade being vastly different from the first week of sixth; middle school orientation […]

Election Reactions: Outside the Bubble
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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 groups, about their reactions to the election’s results. These are the raw responses of individuals. […]

Wearing Tzitzit at Heschel
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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 commands us to wear tzitzit, four fringes attached to the corners of our clothes, as […]

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Editorial Comment: Publishing Opinion Articles

Students, teachers, and faculty members of the Heschel community, Over the last day, since the online publication of an opinion article on our school’s most recent Town Hall, debate has erupted within the school building. Conversations have extended beyond school walls as well, taking place on various social media networks […]