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Bernie Steinberg and Leah Rabin
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Bernie Steinberg, Former Harvard Hillel Director, Remembered As ‘Tremendous’ Teacher, Listener

Late last year, Bernie Steinberg had been watching a crisis at Harvard unfold from his home in Chicago. As outrage over then-President Claudine Gay’s leadership and accusations of antisemitism on campus sparked national headlines, Steinberg —  the director of Harvard Hillel from 1993 to 2010 — decided to take action.

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Harvard Peabody Museum Removes Nearly 40 Native American Objects From Display

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology removed nearly 40 Native American and Indigenous cultural objects from their displays to comply with new regulations from the Department of the Interior.

St. Paul's Parish
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Catholic Chaplain Patrick Fiorillo To Step Down After Nearly 6 Years in Role

Patrick J. Fiorillo, the Undergraduate Catholic Chaplain, will step down from his role on May 31, he announced in a statement released on the Harvard Catholic Center website on Jan. 22.

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Amid Pressure and Ardent Support, Penslar Mulled Stepping Down from Harvard Antisemitism Task Force

History professor Derek J. Penslar considered stepping down as co-chair of the presidential task force on antisemitism following backlash from high-profile critics as faculty and students rallied to his defense.

Campus Rabbi Getzel Davis Address Crowd at Harvard Yard Shabbat Table Installation
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Chaplains Discuss Being a ‘Good Neighbor’ at Harvard Dialogues Panel

Five Harvard chaplains discussed the importance of dialogue and listening to opposing viewpoints amid ongoing tensions on campus in the wake of violence in the Middle East at a Tuesday panel.

Rabbi Davis Interfaith Vigil
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Harvard Affiliates Grieve Deaths in Israel-Hamas War at Interfaith Vigil

Dozens congregated at the steps of Memorial Church to grieve at a vigil organized by the Harvard Chaplains on Friday afternoon.

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Author Mike Jay Talks Religious and Scientific Perspectives on Psychedelics at Div School Webinar

Author and cultural historian Mike Jay discussed the role of psychedelics as a bridge between science and spirituality at a Monday webinar hosted by the Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions.

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Harvard Dharma Hosts Annual Diwali Celebration in Mather House

Students packed the Mather Faculty Deans’ residence Sunday evening, waiting in line for freshly cooked traditional Indian food in celebration of Diwali — also known as the festival of lights.

Harvard Hillel Entrance
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Harvard President Gay Forms Advisory Group to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

After Harvard faced fierce criticism over its response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, top administrators will work with a newly established advisory group to combat antisemitism on campus, University President Claudine Gay announced at a Harvard Hillel Shabbat dinner Friday.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Dean Distances Harvard Divinity School From Israel Statement Issued by Religion and Public Life Program Leaders

Harvard Divinity School Interim Dean David F. Holland distanced the institution from a statement on the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza issued by leaders of the HDS Religion and Public Life program.

Matthew Potts Inauguration
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Two Years Into Tenure as Pusey Minister, Potts Says ‘The Biggest Delight’ Has Been Connecting With Undergrads

For Pusey Minister Matthew Ichihashi Potts, creating a “space of belonging” in Memorial Church has remained a priority during his time as minister.

Harvard Hillel Safe Space
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Harvard Affiliates Gather at Hillel to Show Support and Grieve Amid Invasion of Israel

More than 100 University affiliates attended a Harvard Hillel gathering Saturday afternoon to mourn the lives lost to a deadly invasion of Israel by the Islamist militant group Hamas and to offer support to those affected by the attacks.

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‘Celebrations Come to Life’ for Harvard Students Celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

Students sporting suits, ties, and dresses gathered in the lofty Wasserstein Hall at Harvard Law School on Yom Kippur Monday night to break their fast with bagels and lox.

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Bishop Barron Talks Catholic Faith, Reason, and Tradition at Harvard Memorial Church Lecture

Harvard affiliates and Greater Boston area residents filled Memorial Church on Sunday for a lecture by Bishop Robert E. Barron on the fundamental claims of the Catholic church.

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Oprah Winfrey, Harvard Business School Professor Discuss New Book on ‘Happierness’

Television host and producer Oprah Winfrey and Harvard Business School professor Arthur C. Brooks discussed their new book “Build the Life You Want” at the Business School, reflecting on their past experiences and journeys to “happierness.”

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