The Rampage

Daven or Study?

Daven or Study?

Aviva Schilowitz ’24 December 11, 2022

The chagim started late this school year and with two full weeks of school complete before Rosh Hashanah, Ramaz is in full swing. All classes have started,cademic and athletic teams have been formed —...

Summer Homework: Is it Necessary?

Summer Homework: Is it Necessary?

Moriel Weitzner ’24 December 11, 2022

Summer homework is not something I enjoy, and receiving a summer reading book as well as an email describing my Judaic studies assignment for the summer are things I dread. For students taking classes...

Orli’s Take on the Marvel’s Israeli- Palestinian Controversy

Orli Rabbani '25 December 11, 2022

Palestinians are pointing fingers at the Jews for being insensitive to the topic of the Sabra-Shatila massacre, a crime that “Jews stood by” for. Over the course of three days, Phalangists—  Lebanese...

A Ramaz Students Take on the Hasidic School NYT Article

A Ramaz Student’s Take on the Hasidic School NYT Article

Orli Rabbani '25 December 11, 2022

If there is one thing that I’ve learned about the New York Times, it's that they certainly know how to hire writers with an Anti-Jewish bias. I, myself, adore reading and writing opinion articles, so...

Ring, Ring Detentions Calling

Ring, Ring Detentions Calling

Tamar Romano ’26 December 10, 2022

Swoosh, another phone gets snatched from a teenager's hands and taken into the possession of an administrator. Deep into the sixth-floor office lays a mountain of phones waiting to be picked up. Students...

Outcomes of the Israeli Election

Outcomes of the Israeli Election

Orli Rabbani ’25 December 10, 2022

Another election in Israel has come and gone, and like every other, the outcomes have brought in an explosion of concern. Since the birth of the country 74 years ago, Israeli politics have been a confusing...

Women, Life, Freedom! A Message to the Iranian Government from a Young Woman of Iranian Descent

Women, Life, Freedom! A Message to the Iranian Government from a Young Woman of Iranian Descent

Orli Rabbani ’25 December 10, 2022

On September 13th, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a twenty-two-year-old young woman was taken into custody in Iran.  On September 16th, 2022, she died after being in a coma. The new movement around the world to...

Watching

Watching

Eliza Binstock ’23 December 10, 2022

I don’t visit Borough Park often, though I like to because I speak Yiddish fluently and get a kick out of talking to Chassidim. I love reading the Yiddish signs and hearing snippets of people’s conversations—people...

RAMAZ ROUND TABLE: Should Underclassmen Have Privileges?

RAMAZ ROUND TABLE: Should Underclassmen Have Privileges?

Romi Chaovat ’24 As a newly initiated upperclassman, I believe sophomores should have privileges, but freshmen should not. As a freshman, my best memories and conversations with my new friends were...

School on Chol Hamoed?

School on Chol Hamoed?

Sylvie Pagovich ’25 December 10, 2022

On chol hamoed, many schools have off. Ramaz, on the other hand, is one of the schools that is in session during these days. Many students complain about this, thinking that we shouldn’t have school....

Book Rec of the Month: The Song of Achilles

Book Rec of the Month: The Song of Achilles

Jem Hanan '23 June 20, 2022

Recently, I’ve noticed that there has been an uptick in retellings of Greek mythology in the Young Adult genre of literature. Although I am not anywhere near qualified to make bold statements about the...

Seniors planting flowers at Camp Simcha during the Daniella Moffson Day of Service.

Ramaz and Chesed

Ashley Behm ’24 June 20, 2022

At the beginning of this year, the news of the reinstatement of chesed hours (after a Covid hiatus) for sophomores induced mixed feelings of excitement and stress from many students,. Many were excited...

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