Letters from Yale: Mixing lox with beer

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By NOAH LAWRENCE
October 8, 2007 12:50
Letters from Yale: Mixing lox with beer

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Mixing lox with beer Where can you find an American college fraternity whose induction rituals prescribe that the older members, the brothers, take each new member, a pledge, and lift him in a chair while singing 'Siman Tov U Mazel Tov'??? At Yale University, if you walk a few blocks from campus, stone Gothic towers, past dormitories where bookshelves crammed with Plato adjoin beer-can pyramids, you can find a two-story, six-bedroom duplex apartment that houses just such a fraternity: Yale's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, or AEPi, North America's 93-year-old Jewish fraternity, where I am a brother. Read the rest of this blog »

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