About U v'T

Urim v'Tumim is the student quarterly of Yale's Jewish community. The Hebrew words urim v'tumim, light and perfection, are found on the Yale seal. The phrase refers to the gems which adorned the Jewish high priest's breastplate during Biblical times. Traditionally, these gems were viewed as oracles of truth.

"U v'T," as it's affectionately called, publishes a wide variety of genres, including prose, poetry, art, humor, photos, and even book reviews by Rambo. We hope you enjoy our magazine. Shalom.

From the Editor New Beginnings

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For Every Season
by Cantor Naomi Hirsch

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Szarvas
by Saul Lipkin

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The Weir
by Rebecca Davis

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Cover Story Strangers
by Jacob Stein

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Interview with Yehuda Amichai
by Abe Mezrich and Julie Weise

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Hong Kong Passover
by Matthew B. Jacobs

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Home for the Holidays
by Saul Nadata

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Poetry Unraveling Fire: The Coming of Night
by Lindsey Ricker

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Poetry Dr. Seuss at the Bazaar
by Aaron Zamost

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Book Review Swimming Across the Hudson, by Joshua Henkin
by Evan K. Farber

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