I woke up from my finals-induced stress nap and opened the Wesleying Gmail account. I clicked on the label marked “NOVEMBEARD.” My heart leaped–then I realized that only five of the submissions were from this year. I’ll admit it: I was a little disappointed. But then I looked at them. And they were glorious.
We got five submissions total, and each of them is a winner. If this is an accurate cross-section of the Novembeard results this semester, then there are probably a lot of beautiful beards out there that will go unrecognized today–but this is how it has to be. Nevertheless, this is a good payoff.
J Street U invites you to think about the future of Israeli Democracy, and admire this awesome beard.
Gershom Gorenberg is the author of The Unmaking of Israel, a provocative examination of Israeli history that describes the crisis of Israeli democracy and lays out a vision for the country’s future.
“Until I read The Unmaking of Israel,” says novelist Michael Chabon, “I didn’t think it could be possible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel.”
Gorenberg’s previous book is The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. The New York Times called it, “Remarkably insightful … A groundbreaking revision that deserves to reframe the entire debate.”
He has written for the New York Times Magazine, Haaretz and Foreign Policy Magazine. He lives in Jerusalem.
Come join us for what will be a great talk and Q&A!
But this year I wanted to try something new. If you’re interested: Take a picture of yourself erryday over the next month and then send them to Wesleying at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and I’ll compile them into a series of pic-a-day videos.
As you undoubtedly have been angrily complaining to your friends, professors, and Mert at Usdan, it’s been months since we posted about the beardedness-by-major survey put out by Dan Nass ’13. “Where are the results?”, you’ve asked. “What major’s got the ruffest scruff?” “Yo Mert, who are the Beatles anyway?” “Seriously, where are the results?”
If you identify as a Wesleyan male, here’s a quick survey for you to fill out. It takes thirty seconds. Daniel Nass ’13 is trying to determine the relationship between beardedness and major. I think he might be on to something.
Also, be informed that No Shave November (AKA Novembeard) is quickly approaching. Time to get more bestial, brutish, and manly than ever. Here’s a calendar to help you remember all pertinent November commitments.