New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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How students at NYU find community during Passover

Considered one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year, Passover can seem daunting for students celebrating away from home.
Annie Emans, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

Passover, which takes place from April 22 to April 30 this year, is a deeply important holiday in the Jewish faith as it remembers the Hebrew people's liberation from slavery in...

Eight people sit around a circular white table and a square black table, which are placed next to each other. They are reading from sheets of paper, with various cups and foods on the tables for seder. They are in a white-walled room with two glass doors and small framed pictures displayed on the walls.

How NYU London students celebrated Passover

Living abroad allows students to find unique ways to celebrate Passover while joining new communities.
Emma Gorin, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

For many students studying abroad, celebrating holidays looks very different than it does at home. This Passover, which took place from April 5 to April 13, Jewish students at...

A crowd surrounds a memorial filled with candles, flowers, posters and Israeli flags in front of a storefront.

Mass shooting near NYU Tel Aviv campus prompts university response

After a shooting in Tel Aviv last week and a number of attacks in Israel over the last month, site administrators advised students to exercise greater caution and avoid traveling outside of Tel Aviv.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2022

NYU Tel Aviv provided transportation back to campus and advised students to temporarily stay indoors after a mass shooting near campus on April 7. The shooting left three dead...

The Saturday Night Passover Seder featuring Ben Platt among many other celebrities was a virtual event live-streamed from the Buzzfeed Tasty channel. This unconventional celebration united Jewish people worldwide while raising funds for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Pleads for a More Accepting World

After watching the Saturday Night Passover Seder live stream on Youtube, the famous song is more about struggle and perseverance than an imaginary realm.
Sasha Cohen, Performing Arts Editor April 20, 2020

Seconds before the clock struck eight, panic filled the family room as my dad struggled to set up the live stream for what would be a revolutionary event: the Saturday Night Passover...

NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life is located on 10th Street between University Place and Fifth Avenue. With COVID-19 making normal gatherings not feasible, students have found creative ways to celebrate the holiday. (Photo by Euan Prentis)

Celebrating Passover During COVID-19

To Zoom or not to Zoom? That is the question for many this Passover as they try to balance tradition and social distancing.
Hannah Shaye Young, Contributing Writer April 16, 2020

Pesach, or Passover, is the major Jewish spring festival which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, usually lasting seven or eight days. However,...

Jon Michael Hill and Blake DeLong in “Pass Over.”

What You Missed at SXSW

Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor March 19, 2018
Politics surrounding race, class and gender were at the center of this year’s South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.
Coppelia is one of the four restaurants where you can Seamless passover-friendly meals.

Get Your Passover Meals Seamlessly

Ankita Bhanot, Dining Editor April 27, 2016
Seamless's new Passover-inspired menu has caused a stir among Jewish students.

Dishes to save your Seder

Caroline Ogulnick, Staff Writer March 24, 2015
Many tasty foods can be enjoyed during Passover.