Beshert | Was My Depression Meant To Be?
Twitter Explained | Who is Over and Where’s the Party?
Anyone who’s spent anytime on Twitter has probably seen some form of #IsOverParty trending. In its most common usage, IsOverParty is written after the name of someone or something that is “canceled.” Generally, if #IsOverParty is trending, clicking on it will pull up tweets that explain what the person has done to deserve such a party. Recently, however, many on Twitter have used the hashtag to ask why #IsOverParty is trending in the first place, flooding Twitter with tweets of confusion, making it difficult to find the reasons behind the tweets.
Behind the Subtitles: An Interview with Adam Gabay
In Our Boys, Tel Aviv native Adam Gabay stars as Avishay Elbaz, a troubled Yeshiva student suspected of taking part in the murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. Lilly Gelman spoke with Gabay over Zoom about his methods of character development and what he learned from his time on the screen.
Twitter Explained | To Meme or Not to Meme? Analyzing Reactions to the Washington Football Team
To better understand how something becomes the subject of viral memes, simply analyze the recent Twitter reaction to the new Washington football team name, The Washington Football Team.
Twitter Explained | What’s Your #JewishPrivilege?
On July 12, #JewishPrivilege began trending. A ploy by far-right (and some far-left) Twitter users and bots, the hashtag was used to spread anti-Semitic propaganda, all too common conspiracy theories about Jewish control of the media and Holocaust denial, among other hateful lies.
Twitter Explained | The Harper’s Letter Tries to Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’
Twitter Explained | Should the Hype for Hamilton Be Real?
There’s no doubt that Hamilton will become part of larger conversations rethinking depictions of the founding fathers, right alongside the statues and history books that society is beginning to pick apart in an attempt to rectify America’s long history of racial injustices. But today, on what Twitter has ordained Hamilton Day, people seem to be taking a moment to just enjoy the show for it’s groundbreaking, once in a lifetime artfulness, appreciating how lucky we are to be alive right now.
Dressing “Unorthodox”: An Interview with Justine Seymour
Tall and blonde with a striking English accent, her height only slightly less discernible over video call, Seymour spoke to Editorial Fellow Lilly Gelman over Zoom from her apartment in Berlin. She explained how she felt a “heartfelt yearning” for the show since she herself was raised in a religious cult and thrown out at the age of 16. But while she felt an emotional connection to Esty and her story, Seymour’s personal life did not influence her design work, which, she says is based purely on observation and character development.
The Origins of the Jewish Calendar
For centuries, the Jewish calendar has unified the Jewish people. The dates of Jewish holidays have set common temporal landmarks for Jews, wherever they may live.