Jewop, a Jewish acapella group, holds practices on campus at University of Wisconsin – Madison. From right to left, Jewop members at practice are Sarah Dicker, a biomedical engineering major from Potomac, Maryland; Alyssa Robin, a strategic communic

Jewop, a Jewish acapella group, holds practices on campus at University of Wisconsin – Madison. From right to left, Jewop members at practice are Sarah Dicker, a biomedical engineering major from Potomac, Maryland; Alyssa Robin, a strategic communic

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As you read this, there’s a pretty good shot they’re arguing about Torah over at the Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study. The Orthodox high-school and post-secondary school is the subject of this edition’s cover story. 

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