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Chaplains’ Corner: Finding your inspiration as we head into finals

Chaplains’ Corner: Finding your inspiration as we head into finals

May 5, 2021
In the spring semester’s second Chaplains’ Corner piece, Rabbi Seth Wax aims to show students how an inspirational lesson from Jewish mysticism can be applied towards overcoming the stress that typically accompanies the finals season.
Chaplains’ Corner: Listening to the cries of the world and of ourselves

Chaplains’ Corner: Listening to the cries of the world and of ourselves

September 23, 2020

This essay is adapted from Rabbi Seth’s remarks at the start of Rosh Hashanah services on Friday, September 18, 2020, which marked the beginning of the Jewish new year. A story is told of a king...

Letter to the Editor: Chaplains speak to WPD allegations

Letter to the Editor: Chaplains speak to WPD allegations

August 22, 2020

As individuals who live and work in Williamstown, and especially as students and teachers of faith traditions that uphold the dignity of each person, we are appalled by the recent allegations of racial...

Chaplains’ Corner: The obstacles are the path

Chaplains’ Corner: The obstacles are the path

May 23, 2020

When you tell the story of your life and experience at Williams College, of what you did and how you grew during your time here, what will you include and what will you leave out? Do you talk about...

Chaplains’ Corner: It isn’t enough, but we can still find something to be grateful for

Chaplains’ Corner: It isn’t enough, but we can still find something to be grateful for

April 8, 2020

This message is adapted from an email sent to Jewish-identifying students last week.  After three weeks of being inside the house with my 3-year-old daughter while campus has been closed, I can...

Chaplains' Corner

Chaplains’ Corner

February 12, 2020

Late last week, Judge Roy Moore, current and former US Senate candidate and former Alabama state Supreme Court justice, announced that his “Ten Commandments Monument” would be placed on the first...

Chaplain’s Corner: Rabbi Seth Wax

Chaplain’s Corner: Rabbi Seth Wax

October 9, 2019

As you walk around campus today, you may notice some of your Jewish-identified friends walking around in a bit of a daze. They may respond to your questions a bit slower, and they might seem distracted....

Chaplain's Corner

Chaplain’s Corner

September 11, 2019

Welcome to the Chaplains’ Office column! We will be writing twice a month, offering reflections on spiritual themes that are inspired through our respective faith journeys and our engagement with thoughts...

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