Download the April 2012 Issue of NU Magazine as a pdf document.
Jeremy Iris-Williams is an artist. He is constantly noticing the colors of things, their form, their shapes, and their composition. He draws, he paints, and he recently has become interested in sculpture.
Sderot is a town less than a mile away from the Gaza Strip. There have been 13,000 Quassam rockets launched into Sderot from Gaza in the past 11 years.
Imagine 400 high school students who share a passion for Israel, coming together to support and advocate for their common interest.
I never really understood the phrase “the show must go on.” Now, it could not be more ingrained my mind.
You’re walking down a street when you suddenly catch a glimpse of a man lying motionless on the street. His body is rigid, with his arms by his sides, and cars are swerving to avoid him. Another man is grinning and recording the event with his iPhone.
In New York and its environs, everyone and their mother know the name Jeremy Lin. All of New York is crazed with “Linsanity” as a result of the Knicks’ winning streak last February, led by one of the few Asian-American players in NBA history. A player of Lin’s caliber and background — he’s also the [...]
After finally achieving the honor of becoming a bat mitzva in June, I decided to continue to learn more about Judaism by enrolling in Hebrew High School at my temple.
While junior year is the most crucial academically, I have found senior year to be the most nerve-wracking and pressure-filled.
When the snow falls, the rooftops hold still while blankets of white tuck around their edges. When the snow falls, outspread branches lean to embrace the dusting of flakes. When the snow falls, the sky covers the land, and children form angels in a transient heaven. When the snow falls, snowflakes of a thousand faces, [...]
What an Angel? Thy beautiful soul For thee my heart does swell All perfectness you have stole What love I’ve found For thee tender nature I feel as I am bound To thy aura pure Which like a diamond so precious And loved by all Why, thy heart, always be spacious Someone to forever call [...]
Words smooth as lotion Provoke emotion Too potent to be spoken That’s why my Notebook sheets are soaked And pen’s broken The ink is blood from my body Flows through my heart Can you feel the Pulse on the paper dart? Beating, One day it’ll finish It’s OK to let the heart stop As long [...]
Time quickly seems to pass by, Her last moments have gone away, The little sparrows prepare to fly, A new adventure is on the way, The mama bird begins to cry, She cannot bear to see them stray, As they open their wings and look to the sky, She sings a song that mirrors the [...]
I walk for hope I walk for freedom I walk for life As I tiptoe through the cold ocean And the darkness of night Not knowing where I’m going To liberty or extinction Mixed feelings fill my head As fear and hope arise I look to Moses for answers A solemn face stares back This [...]
Bombs exploding, lives are shattered, Medics devoting time to the battered, Even though tears and blood are shed, We must believe in the prayers said. Shouts of peace and treaties are everywhere, In the hope of seeing a miracle so rare, A miracle of all wars to halt, For countries to admit their fault. Beautiful [...]
Beauty is not just how people look physically; it is everywhere. Everyone has their own varied opinions on what is beautiful. The viewer is the one who sees beauty. True beauty is on the inside, not the outside. A chef might view a certain food as beautiful. On the other hand, a math teacher could [...]
An exodus from dry-cleaned suits, bottomless mugs of coffee, and stacked papers. Now the buds of green shoot up, dotting the path to the open front door with Spring. The screen door jabbers as new faces appear and shoes are kicked aside, along with the burden of walking. A couch fills with laughter and the [...]