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Student Views

A student’s take on the world, written by the JC's student bloggers, Asha Sumroy, Jamie Rodney and Orli West, along with other guests.

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Of poetry and religion

Sometimes you just can't escape your Judaism, says student blogger Jamie Rodney - and that's OK

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Of poetry and religion
Blogs

Courage vs success

Oprah Winfrey is a source of inspiration for many all over the world, and her podcast has now inspired our student blogger Asha

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Courage vs success
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When life goes on around us

Student blogger Orli West looks at how your experience of life can differ so widely depending on when and where you live

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
When life goes on around us
Leipzig - where Jamie's ancestors came from
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My family history explains Israel's importance

So much of my Jewish heritage is bound up not in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but in Central and Eastern Europe, writes Jamie Rodney

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
My family history explains Israel's importance
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As I study exams, my cousins are serving in the IDF

Student blogger Asha Sumroy on the contrast between her life, and that of her Israeli friends, especially on Yom Hazikaron

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
As I study exams, my cousins are serving in the IDF
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Charity isn't free

Orli West asks - Is it fair to argue that the charity workers who do so much for our community should work for nothing?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Charity isn't free
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How to behave like a Jew

I know it’s only antisemites who want to make Jews morally responsible for everything Israel does, but somehow I still feel like this is my business, says Jamie Rodney

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
How to behave like a Jew
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At Pesach, I ask myself 'what is my Egypt?'

Asha Sumroy is one of the JC's regular student bloggers for 2017-18. She is studying at Durham University.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
At Pesach, I ask myself 'what is my Egypt?'
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It's time to ditch social media and be positive

It's time to read about something good in the world, writes our student blogger, Orli West

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It's time to ditch social media and be positive
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Jewish food is the best in the world

It might be heavy and indelicate, and its status as a health cuisine is most certainly questionable, but it also speaks of a centuries old heritage, writes Jamie Rodney

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Jewish food is the best in the world