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This doesn't exactly answer the question (the other answers seemed satisfactory), but I thought this might be useful - a map of kosher meal plan/food options on every college in North America: theheart2heartproject.org/koshermap Some are through Chabad, some are through Hillel, although the majority are through the university's dining services.


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from my experience, I have found 3 solutions: cook it yourself (assuming you can get raw ingredients that are kosher) get your food service people to buy you kosher airplane meals and keep them on campus, and heat them up for you at meal hours (I did this for a semester, until I convinced them to let me take the meals back to my dorm so I could heat them ...


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My father, who works at Columbia received a psak that the University branded calendars and such require geniza because of the logo on the cover. Presumably this would imply it is forbidden to walk on the Name on the library floor. Source: Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser PS I've now identified myself to anyone who knows me already.


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The Chavos Yair Siman 16 at the end of the tshuva writes that the coins from Sweden which had the Shem HaShem on it are not considered kodesh since it was made for mundane purposes and the *Mishna Brurah 334:52 quotes this opinion concerning melting down the coin(erasing the name). It seems that the name on the seal has no kedusha just the fact its on the ...


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The Grandma meal plan: Ask your grandmother if she could cook and freeze some kosher food that you could pick up next time you visit. Lots of grandmas derive pleasure from feeding their grandkids. Campus food services: Ask your campus food services department if they'll bring in kosher meals. Many will: perhaps frozen double-wrapped oven-reheatable ...


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Rutgers University offers the following courses for free: The Bible and History Israeli Political System Introduction to Rabbinic Literature History of Zionism Jews Under Islam The Inquisition and the Jews In addition, several Israeli universities offer Jewish related courses on Coursera. Such as: The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem - Tel Aviv University ...


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The SAT seems somewhat analagous to voting: Voting is a civic duty and how we contribute to governance; taking the SAT is required to get into most colleges. Both elections and the SAT are administered by some other organization; the location used is just a location, not a sponsor. Choices are very limited. For voting you have to either use your assigned ...


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Our views towards donating one's body for medical studies aren't so simple. But if the body is already here, and the medical student is expected to dissect a cadaver as part of their medical education (let's assume the student is not a kohen), Rabbi Joseph Soloveichik is quoted as saying that it is wholly appropriate -- "would you go to a doctor who's never ...


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The following is admittedly a weak and Aggadic answer. I've got a hammer, and if you squint right at this question, it looks kinda like a nail. I strongly suspect that a better answer could be found in actual Halachic sources. An essential difference between a community and an individual is that the community is "eternal," while individuals' lives are ...


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you've come to the right place. More on the subject here, but in short: If someone is a [male] Kohen, they're prohibited from any additional contact with the dead -- thus it's problematic for a Kohen to handle cadavers. (If you have no particular reason to believe someone is a Kohen, we generally don't worry about it.) Other than that, today we're not ...


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Conversion is officiated by a beit din, or religious court. Hillel as an organization does not perform conversions; however, your school's Hillel rabbi might be able to assist you in conversion. Different universities' Hillels have rabbis from different streams of Judaism. Some have Reform rabbis, others have Conservative rabbis, others have Orthodox ...


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My brother told me he knows someone who asked Harav Herschel Welcher (Posek of Queens) about sneaking in to baseball games where tickets are sold (by non-Jews) and he replied that it would be permitted because of the general rule that זה נהנה וזה לא חסר (one party benefits while the other party loses nothing) isn't forbidden at all with non-Jews (I'm sure ...


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See Rabbi Torczyner's lecture on attending conferences. If I understood and recall his lecture correctly, generally speaking, where necessary it would be permissible, assuming that the speaker would be using the same electronic devices regardless of your presence. (Rabbi Torczyner always starts with "ask your local synagogue rabbi for actual psak", of ...



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