April 2016

Housing Day

By Jonah C. Steinberg, Harvard Hillel Chaplain

“Thus all the work that King Solomon did building the House of the Eternal One was completed...” (I Kings 7:51)

If, as according to Rabbi Simeon ben Gamaliel, “Israel had no greater days of joy than the fifteenth of the month of Av and the Day of Atonement,” (Mishnah, Ta’anit4:8) it can similarly be said that Harvard College has no greater days of joy than Commencement and Housing Day.

On Housing Day, our freshmen, in their blocking-groups of mutually selected...

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