So what does this issue of The Observer have in store for you?
First, with a bow to Jewish Atheist, I present an article entitled "To Understand is Not To Condone," a phrase learned from him. After that, we cover the issue of transsexuality within the Orthodox Jewish community from all angles, including the halakhic angle. We have an exclusive interview with Dr. Ladin, a look into the international community scene, focusing on Bogota, Colombia, and different professors' views on hashkafa, including some hilarious commentary from Rav Carmy.
Then there is Obama Day at Stern, which sparked lots of controversy, and the fact that Einstein-Ferkauf have come up with a merged program to create the Institute of Public Health, where people recently ventured into India to create programs.
Then we have a diverse array of opinions from our very politically-minded student body. We have an entertaining column entitled "Experience Not Necessary" in that regard, alongside various other pieces, and another amusing lament about the fact that uninvited men (security guards) appear in the dormrooms sometimes.
Then make sure to take note of our summation of Ahmadinejad's visit, an interview with Nonie Darwish, a Cairo-born Moslem who supports Israel, and a note on that twilight series every teenager seems to wish was actually their life. Gossip Girl fans will enjoy XOXO, Stern Girl and perhaps some science-minded folks will be proud to hear that Dr. Santos is going to Korea!
There's much, much more. Enjoy!