Student Slain in Egypt Driven by Jewish Values

Andrew Pochter remembered by friends, teachers and colleagues as a curious, passionate, idealistic young man.

As co-manager of Kenyon College’s Hillel, Andrew Driscoll Pochter was asked to give a speech last year to his fellow students to mark Rosh Hashanah.

The idealistic 21-year-old from suburban Washington D.C. spoke about how celebrating the High Holidays helped him explore his Jewish faith.

“Entering the New Year really resonated with him,’ Marc W. Bragin, director of Kenyon’s Hillel,. “He was so excited just to go out and discover things. His passion really came out that Rosh Hashanah morning.”

Pochter, who was stabbed to death during anti-government protests in Egypt on June 28, was remembered by friends, teachers and colleagues as a curious, passionate and idealistic young Jewish man.

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