About Ashley Tedesco

Ashley is a senior at Fordham University studying journalism, creative writing and Jewish studies. She was raised Catholic and has only recently begun getting in touch with her "Jewish roots." She currently serves as editor of the Fordham Observer blog, The Observatory, but her claim to fame is still as a former Jewcy editorial intern.

When not ending up in every new Jewcy headquarters, she can be found hanging out in the RA on duty office, crocheting, or taking 8 hour naps in mid-afternoon.

Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/_ashleylauren.

Amid Heightened Tensions, Pope to Visit Israel, Pray for Peace

By March 9, 2009

The Pope is due to visit Israel in May, along with 40,000 Christian pilgrims, to walk where Jesus is said to have walked, according to UPI. The trip was formally announced yesterday and details the Benedict’s planned itinerary to visit Amman … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Little Girl Returns Home, California Votes on Gay Marriage Ban, and War in Gaza Goes On

By March 5, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Air raids in Gaza have killed at least four Palestinian militants. At least five Qassams have been fired in southern Israel in response. President Obama has tapped Florida emergency manager W. Craig Fugate to head FEMA. … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Finally Chandra Levy Murder Arrest, Finally Afghan Elections Scheduled, Finally High School Musical 4

By March 4, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in particular order: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is prepared to tell the United States Congress to "seize the day" in an address this afternoon, urging the US to work with other nations to help to strengthen … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Hillary Supports Palestinian Statehood, Muslims Still Alienated, and Britney’s Back

By March 3, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Hillary Clinton has announced that she thinks a Palestinian state is in Israel’s best interests.  The family of Oscar Grant, an unarmed man who was shot and killed by BART police in San … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Slumdog Sweeps Oscars, Recession Due to Get Worse, and Boy Murderer Killed with Christmas Gun

By February 23, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  The death toll has reached eleven in Nigeria as the clash between Christians and Muslims goes on. Slumdog Millionaire won eight Oscars at last night’s Academy Awards, including best picture. New … Read More

Overcoming the Impediment of Ignorance

By February 18, 2009

It’s frighteningly easy to overlook things as you move on in life. We’ve all left something in a hotel room on our way out the door, locked our keys in the car on our way to work, or neglected to … Read More

When the Jewish Dating Pool Dwindles

By February 11, 2009

With all the talk about dating Jewish men, it certainly makes one wonder about the Jewish dating pool. One would think that, in Manhattan of all places, there would be an endless supply of nice Jewish boys for a nice … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Woman Sets Mother Afire, Michelle Obama Goes Vogue, and Troopergate Forces Alaska AG to Resign

By February 11, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   China has agreed to build a rail system linking the holy city of Mecca with Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah, major Islamic pilgrim destinations in Saudi Arabia. It is anticipated to be up … Read More