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A Ruckus for Sukkos

If you’re in Butler and were wondering why people are happy outside your window, look no further than Low Plaza where over a hundred happy Jews are dancing with torahs. It’s the last night of the harvest holiday of Sukkot, and revelers are linking arms, singing and rejoicing over the crops they have reaped this […]

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Bwoglines: Out With The Old Edition

Queens seizes the chance to tear down a Great White Oak older than Columbus before tree-hugging hipsters make Astoria the new Williamsburg (NYT).  The football team learns to protect their balls (Spec).  New York Senators side with Obama and want Bloomberg out (NY1).  Empty pockets force Columbia to abandon its dreams of conquering Morningside (Spec). Yarmulkes come […]

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Bwoglines Just Can’t Believe Kids These Days

Barnard girls just can’t decide who they want to be president — lets hope no one demands a recount (Spec). Rich people are getting old men arrested for trying to save cats (NY Post). Columbia students are allowed to go places no one else gets to go, but not on the South Lawn (Spec). Super […]

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News Jews Can Use

Now that’s a rhyme. Really though, two items of interest to our Chosen friends have made it into the ol’ inbox (full disclosure: Bwog’s current editor is a Papist). First, the lost amongst you no longer have to rely on your wandering skills to find the nearest synagogue. Columbia students Ron Gejman and Jacob Andreas […]

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Cruisin’ for a Seder

If you were not aware, Passover 5769 (double take? gentiles should read that “Passover 2009”) will begin at precisely 7:28 PM tonight, and will run until next Wednesday the 15th. But, unlike JTS students, we don’t get the week off, so Jewish students may not be able to go home for a family seder. If […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Six Weeks Left

It’s the final stretch.  Post-break, you might have time for a few distractions.  Photo via mycaricatures.co.uk Monday Society, Toleration, and the Jews: Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history, will discuss toleration “as an alternative to persecution.”  Sounds good to us.  6:15 PM @ Low Rotunda. Tuesday Brinkley, Foner, and Stiglitz: Capitalism is in […]

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Happy Sukkot!

Right outside Lerner, the Lubavitchers are here! A caravan to bring you Orthodox cheer. The Sukkah Mobile may seem somewhat queer, but they come in peace–that much is clear.

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L’Chaim! Bwog Celebrates the High Holidays and Good Food

In celebration of the beginning of High Holidays, Bwog offers a roundup of the city’s finest nosh purveyors.  Spice up your Rosh Hashanah spread with some alternatives to Zabars. Russ and Daughters If Westside’s lox doesn’t do it for you, then head to the Lower East Side for delicious smoked salmon in addition to a […]

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Gay Jews Love Theory, Conferencing

A quiet, relatively reserved oasis in Lerner’s weekend Dance Marathon and Egg and Peacock craziness rests on the 5th floor, adjacent to the Satow Room. The National Union of Jewish LGBTQ Students, or NUJLS.  Bwog caught up with Zach Scholl, 21, who traveled from LaGuardia College by way of D.C. to attend the group’s annual […]

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TheatreHop: XMAS 2 The Secular Spectacular

While you were celebrating the last day of classes in Butler or 1020, Bwog theatre critic Ginia Sweeney attended the late viewing of XMAS 2: The Secular Spectacular. Although the show’s run began and ended last night, Ginia shares her thoughts. Photos by Lydia DePillis. I’ve been so wrapped up in the end of the […]

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Mano Eat Mano

In an attempt to recreate the magic of Coney Island’s 92-year-old tradition, kosher frat Alpha Epsilon Pi hosted a hot dog eating contest that was a real sausage fest. In fact, that’s what they called it: “Sausage Fest.” Justin Vlasits filed some photos and an account of what went down.  AEPi’s hot dog eating contest […]

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Making a list…

We got distracted in all the weather-related excitement, but if you did read the Times this morning, you may have noticed a full page ad headed by none other than Lee Bollinger–he became the poster child for academic freedom after protesting a British teachers union boycott of Israeli universities a few months ago, and now […]

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Summer Reading: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

In which recovering V-Show writer Rob Trump reflects on Michael Chabon’s latest effort. In 2002, Michael Chabon lashed out against the modern short story, claiming that publications like The New Yorker are filled with nothing but the “quotidian, plotless, moment-of-truth revelatory story.”  He did this in a McSweeney’s compendium, no less, giving the hipster literati […]

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What They Find Funny Across Amsterdam

What? You’re not already sick of the amateur parodies of SNL’s “Special Christmas Box” that have been pollinating YouTube for months? You want to see law students pretend they have an iota of creativity by donning fake beards and Orthodox Jewish outfits to present you with boxes full of…Bagels with Lox? That’s the theme of the […]

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