Submitted by Zach Epstein, Class of 2013

We began the day driving through Mitzpeh Gadot, an abandoned Syrian outpost and learned about Israel’s miraculous victory in the 1967 Six Day War as well as the war’s aftermath.

Soon we arrived at Tzfat, a center of Jewish mysticism that today is full of synagogues, alleyways, and art stores. After the destruction of the second temple, many rabbis headed from Jerusalem north to Tzfat. Glancing at the deep expanse of hills pointing toward Jerusalem, one can see how the rabbis were inspired to develop a new understanding of the Torah. In Tzfat they wrote the Mishnah, which is a commentary of the Talmud, which is a commentary of the Torah.

From, by Laura Stillman, whose son is a member of the 2012 graduating class

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times ......

With apologies to Mr. Dickens, I couldn't help but recall these words as I attended my son's graduation events this weekend. After a mere five years and a bit of a roller coaster ride to maturity, he graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in English and a certificate in Documentary Studies.

We proudly watched as our son marched across the stage, and I examined his diploma to make sure it indeed was authentic. We took tons of pictures of family and finally left Duke for a celebratory lunch.

Submitted by Kayla Bakhshian, Class of 2015

We had a (super) early start to our jam packed day. The day began with a trip to the Golan to hike the Zafitan. While there were many times where I personally felt like I had to push myself, the rocky hike was well worth every single one of those moments. There were beautiful views and stops including two swims in a river running through the mountain. Another bonus was that the group became tighter as we all helped eachother through the steeper and more difficult parts of the hike.

After a long and exciting hike we boarded the bus and headed to a Druze village to eat what some call "The Best Falafel in Israel".  They were delicious to say the least.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with the UNC-CH Campus Ministers Association, is pleased to announce that Imam Abdullah Antepli has been selected to deliver the 2012 Undergraduate Baccalaureate keynote address during the interfaith service celebrating commencement.

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Following the discovery that Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson was less-than-honest on his resume, the former New York Times columnist Randy Cohen ("The Ethicist") appeared on CNBC explaining that one's résumé "has to be an honest account of your professional life and your education." Cohen poses an interesting dilemma to those doing the hiring and review of employees. What should be the appropriate response? Lying on one's résumé is neither a felony nor a misdemeanor, and yet it cheats a number of consituencies from the time of the hiring process to many years later. Thompson was alleged to have embellished his official company biography by stating that he has a degree in computer science in addition to the one he earned in accounting at Stonehill College.