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Exploring the lives, backgrounds, worries, aspirations, of Jewish students at Hamilton College, an elite liberal arts college in Clinton, NY. Join the host, Rabbi Didy Waks, as you meet a new student every week and hear their unique perspective on what it means to be a Jew at an American college today, what it means to be a Jew more broadly, and how they relate to their own Jewish identity.

Exploring the lives, backgrounds, worries, aspirations, of Jewish students at Hamilton College, an elite liberal arts college in Clinton, NY. Join the host, Rabbi Didy Waks, as you meet a new student every week and hear their unique perspective on what it means to be a Jew at an American college today, what it means to be a Jew more broadly, and how they relate to their own Jewish identity.
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United States

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Exploring the lives, backgrounds, worries, aspirations, of Jewish students at Hamilton College, an elite liberal arts college in Clinton, NY. Join the host, Rabbi Didy Waks, as you meet a new student every week and hear their unique perspective on what it means to be a Jew at an American college today, what it means to be a Jew more broadly, and how they relate to their own Jewish identity.

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@rabbididy

Language:

English

Contact:

3159257613


Episodes

Episode 3 | Duncan Freeman

9/12/2019
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Duncan Freeman '22 and Rabbi Didy talked about a special exhibition that Duncan and a friend put on at Hamilton College, highlighting contemporary antisemitism. Duncan explained why he so wanted to bring this exhibition from Chabad at Vassar to his college, and how seeing these images might help students to see things a little differently. The conversation then turned to how being involved in Jewish life in college can have adverse effects on one's social standing, and how Duncan deals with...

Duration:00:36:29

Episode 2 | Ellie Silk

9/4/2019
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Ellie Silk '22 joins this week's show to discuss her evolution of Jewish identity as she traveled away from her home in Westchester, to Hamilton College. She and Rabbi Didy discuss about the importance of the Jewish community and how it differs from other religious identities.

Duration:00:34:03

Episode 1 | Ben Katz

8/5/2019
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This week's guest is Ben Katz, a senior at Hamilton College. Ben grew up in NYC, attended a Reform Jewish summer camp which he credits for his suffering Jewish identity. Ben shares what it means to him to be Jewish and how the community aspect is the most compelling aspect. They also ponder the role of theology in Jewish observance.

Duration:00:49:29