Articles by Mala Blomquist


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The Waldorf’s wondrous sukkah

  Right after Yom Kippur is over, Jews throughout Israel and the rest of the world busy themselves building temporary “huts” called sukkot (plural; the singular is sukkah). The sukkah can range from a basic design decorated with posters and paper chains to more elaborate structures adorned with draperies and chandeliers. Most of the requirements…

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world

The full quote from Margaret Mead reads: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. On Monday, June 21, we discovered an antisemitic/anti-Zionist post from Dr. Fidaa Wishah, a pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ that stated, among…

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All is Well on the Campus of PSU

  After The Weekly came out last Thursday on May 27, we were contacted by Hannah Sherman, executive director at Greater Portland Hillel and Natan M. Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Chair in Judaic Studies at Portland State University about a video that we had shared. The video contained a social experiment where documentary filmmaker and…