Fashionable or Practical?

One of the first things you’ll notice walking around Moscow on a chilly day is the amount of fur. Fur hats, gloves, scarves, and especially coats. Fur clothing is not only expensive, but also controversial in much of America and I was shocked at just how much of it I was seeing in public. A […]

“Next year, in Jerusalem!”

So goes the saying at the end of every Passover seder, symbolizing the freedom of the Jewish people from the Egyptian pharaoh. Before my most recent seder this year, the last time I uttered this phrase was two years ago as a freshman at Carleton. This time in Moscow, I heartily proclaimed it in Russian […]