Jewish Journal

Alison Silver

  • Should Model Congress Trump Shabbat?

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Being raised Orthodox in the United States, I am often aware that my peers and I do things differently than others: We go to shul on Saturday instead of to the mall, we go to private schools, we dress differently and we recognize that there is a higher being above us. But we do not...

  • Chemistry and the Torah: The Limits of Understanding

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    As teenagers living in America, we are often encouraged to take advantage of our natural capacity to question. Throughout a regular school day, I've heard that the average student asks 25 questions, which is 125 questions a week and 4,500 questions in a school year. It is...