Jonah C. Steinberg

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 fellows in fate, Read more about Housing Day