March 6, 2016

Trump and Netanyahu

Sam Lurie '19




In Donald Trump’s controversial campaign for the Presidency, he has managed to ruffle a large number of feathers and, recently, the State of Israel itself.
The ordeal started on December 7, 2015,  when the Republican presidential candidate responded to the San Bernardino shootings by calling for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, which led to much debate and controversy.
When asked to describe their opinions on Trump, GOA students responded with a barrage of name calling, most of which cannot be printed. Some of the less harsh descriptions of Trump and his plan were: “idiotic,” “dumb,” “ridiculous,” “insane,” “out of control” and “anti-muslim.”
The Israeli government appears to somewhat agree with the GOA students, although expressed their opinion more appropriately.
In reaction to Trump’s comments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office put out a statement saying, “Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Muslims. The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens.”
Prior to this, Trump had announced that he was planning a trip to Israel and meeting with Netanyahu on December 28. Netanyahu had stated that he would meet with any candidate for president who visited Israel.
After Trump’s Muslim remarks, many members of Knesset urged a cancellation of the meeting, believing that hosting Trump painted a bad picture for the country and would worsen the current situation of stabbings and other terrorist acts.
Nevertheless, Netanyahu kept his promise and did not change his schedule. On December 10, however, Trump made another announcement on Twitter. stating he had “decided to postpone [his] trip to Israel and to schedule [his] meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.”
In an interview on Fox News the day of his cancellation, Trump defended his decision saying that he decided to postpone the trip as to not put Netanyahu under pressure and to stay in America to work on his campaign.
Unconvinced, media such as The Washington Post and CNN have accused Trump of cancelling as a response to Netanyahu’s statement on his Muslim ban.
When questioned on what he believes to be Trump’s motives for postponing the trip, freshman David Wingens said that Trump’s defense was probably partially true, but that, “there must be a connection to the statement from Bibi.”
Wingens went on to speak about his concern for the American-Israel relationship if Trump is elected.

“Israel’s large Muslim population and location geographically makes it so that Trump’s Islamophobia cannot be accepted,” he said. “If Trump is elected, the [American-Israeli] relationship will suffer.”

Secular Classes

Sophie Goldman '19

For students at GOA, where learning Judaics and Hebrew alongside secular classes is an everyday occurrence, it might be a surprise that the Jewish state of Israel does not require many Jewish subjects in the state school curriculum.
Most students in the Israeli school system go to a secular state school or a religious state school and each school must follow a basic curriculum for secular subjects. Schools can add additional classes after meeting the curriculum standards, but this means students leave each school with two very different levels of Jewish knowledge.
Before coming to GOA as rishonim, Dotan Miller and Gili Shtibelman, both 18, graduated from secular state schools. Both felt content with the current system and with the education they received.
“I love that everyone has the option to choose what [type of school] they want,” said Shtibelman.
Miller also agreed, and said it is good to have a system where students can choose what suits their beliefs.
Rabbi Kallush, Director of Israel programming at GOA, also emphasized the importance of having different environments to host people’s ideals and expectations.
However, Kallush, who attended a religious state school, also has some concerns. She studied Judaism in a traditional and rigid setting, while Shtibelman and Miller were exposed to a limited, but more controversial view of Judaism.
She said that students in the system don’t learn half of the knowledge they should know about Judaism or the world and the system “raises ignorant kids.”
Freshman Theo Deitz­-Green also voiced some concerns about the system’s format.
“Israel’s public school system is good if you want a complete focus on Judaism or no focus on Judaism at all, but it lacks a middle ground,” he said.
It seems that even in the Jewish state, Israeli students do not feel worried about their Jewish education, and are happy to have a choice in what they learn.
For Miller, it’s a simple choice of preference between two schools. However, others such as Kallush have some hesitation about the harsh division found in Israeli state schools.

It is important for Israel’s schools to find the balance between a Jewish and secular education, while still giving students a comfortable environment for their needs. Until then, Israeli students from each school will live with two separate understandings of their Judaism and what it means to be Jewish in the Jewish state.

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Social Media: The Cause for Gender Inequality

Jessie Ruchman ‘18


Women might never be viewed as equals to men and the reason is simple: social media.
While the only purpose women once had was tending to their homes and their families’ needs, today’s women are empowered; they own businesses, participate in sports and can be found employed in almost every occupation.
Considering that women practically have endless opportunities in many societies around the world, a great amount of progress has been made toward gender equality, yet inequality still persists. Between significantly lower salaries, opportunities and expectations women have than men, women have always lacked a certain respect that is inherently given to males.
This lack of respect is also manifested in social media usage. In addition to traditional media like magazines or music videos, applications such as Instagram and Snapchat constantly shame the female body. Girls are led to believe that they must reach a certain physical appearance, or else they will be inferior in society.
In most case scenarios involving celebrities or social figures, photo-editing software Adobe Photoshop is used to make women look flawless. This is planting an unrealistic thought in girls’ heads that they must look the way that these successful models and actresses do.
Setting practically unattainable physical standards makes a vast majority of women feel insecure, therefore causing them to hold back from fulfilling their full potential in society.
Not only do these unrealistic physical standards hurt many individuals, they also enforce male dominance in a society. People are perpetuating the idea that women exist for the sole purpose of being physically admired, when in reality, they have potential to do everything that men do or more.

With this mindset, people will never be able to find equality between both genders. Until women have total respect from men, they can never have parallel roles in society. The only way to attain this respect is to stop demoting women to symbols or objects. Once the use of Photoshop to alter women’s bodies is eliminated and by respectfully representing the females in the media, a huge step towards gender equality would be taken.

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Government Failed Flint and It’s Failing Us

Sophie Goldman ‘19

The government is responsible for the health of its people and must protect it to the best of its ability.
In April 2014, the city of Flint, Mich., began using water from the Flint River, rather than water purchased from Detroit, to save money. Flint had been under the control of the state due to an urgent financial situation when government officials appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder chose to use the Flint River. Regardless of who specifically chose to switch the water source, this decision led to disastrous conditions that will affect the people of Flint much more than any financial problems.
Soon after the switch, the people of Flint voiced concerns about the brown, foul-smelling water. For a year and a half, the citizens of Flint used this contaminated water. Meanwhile, government officials announced that it was safe for consumption, while ignoring the people’s many complaints. Finally, in October 2015, the government announced that the water was unsafe, but it was already too late.
The water from the Flint River contains high levels of lead, which leaches into the water from the pipes. Even a small amount of lead is toxic and prolonged exposure only exacerbates the problem.
Lead poisoning severely affects brain development in young children and can cause many other lifelong neurological issues. These problems are irreversible, yet they are entirely preventable and will persist throughout the lives of children with lead poisoning.
Although the water source has been switched, the water in Flint is still unusable. It has now been almost two years since this crisis began and no solution will be good enough to undo the damage that has occurred.
Government officials are responsible for protecting public health. They have been elected by the citizens and are expected to improve their lives, rather than damage them.
The effects of the crisis in Flint will continue to hurt its population for years to come. The government needs to be proactive in protecting the health of the people and water contamination is an unacceptable issue for our country today.
The children of Flint will grow up, but they will always feel the effects of lead poisoning. The government needs to place the health of our nation and our nation’s children first.
Flint is just one example of this problem, but it is occurring in many cities across the nation. We cannot allow the government to knowingly provide the people with contaminated water and should make sure our government takes responsibility for the health of the people and the future adults of America.

The government is responsible for the public health and must consider it as one of the most important factors in its decisions. Our country cannot make progress if the government does not supply the people with the resources they need for their health. The government needs to take responsibility now for the health of America and its future.

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Iowa and New Hampshire Primaries Highlight Clinton and Sanders

Alissa Lampert ‘18


As the 2016 presidential election is quickly approaching, candidates are using many tactics to draw voters over to their side.
The most recent democratic debate took place on January 17, between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley before the Iowa Caucus.
The night’s focus was to give the candidates one last shot at explaining their plans, reforms and hopes if they were to become president. Taking place just weeks before the first caucus, this debate was mostly Sanders and Clinton trying to prove themselves through heated arguments, while O’Malley was seen as a sideshow and had to fight just for time to speak.
Voters kept this debate in mind on February 1, the day of the Iowa Primaries. A night filled with campaigning and trying to convince voters to join sides, the Iowa Caucus is the first view of the nation’s political stance.
The night ended with a tie between Sanders and Clinton, while O’Malley made the decision to drop out of the race entirely. While Sanders and Clinton were fighting to gain the upper hand, O’Malley was struggling to gain even a percent of the voters, so he thanked his supporters and left. This forced the few remaining O’Malley supporters to pick between Sanders and Clinton.
After many hours, the officiators decided to break the tie with a coin toss. Clinton won the toss and was declared victor.
However, this unexpected tie in Iowa showed how drastically voters’ stances can change over just a few months. When Sanders entered the race towards the end of May, he was losing to Clinton by almost 50 points; however, at the first set of primaries, he was neck-and-neck with Clinton.
The New Hampshire primaries further exemplified this, as Sanders held a 22 percent gain over Clinton when the primaries finished.

Sanders’ gain on Clinton coupled with O’Malley’s dropout gives the Democratic side of this election new perspective. As the primaries transpire, the feud between Sanders and Clinton will become more heated and voters will need to pick their favorite of the two strong contenders.

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Positively Servicing a Community and Your Soul

Faye Hochberg ‘18

Every Monday after school I go to Gregory Elementary School to volunteer for the after school program held there. I play and speak with the children for about an hour, but the impact it has on me lasts much longer.
Community service is something that both the volunteer and the community can benefit from as it will affect their lives in the most positive way.
To some people, the phrase “community service” sounds like hard work and something they may not want to try. However, if one finds something that they love to do or even have any interest in, they will discover that community service is actually quite fun. I love kids, so volunteering with them is something that I look forward to every week.
When I first enter the school, I look around to see if any of the kids need help with their homework and usually some of them do. One time, a young boy asked me to help him with his spelling words. He had written all his words backwards, so I instructed him to erase them and guided him to rewrite them. Another time I helped a girl with her math problems.
In both of these instances, it was extremely gratifying to be able to help them and see their sense of accomplishment when I told them “good job” and they saw that they had been able to do it with just a little help.
Once everyone’s homework is done, it is time to play until their parents come to pick them up. It is important for me to be there because the program is understaffed. There are only three full-time adults who work there so there is not a lot of one-on-one time with the students. Also, on the days I come, there are no other volunteers so I am very busy playing with Legos, Connect Four and coloring, all while they vy for my attention.
It is also a difficult time, especially for the younger students for several reasons. First, it is a long day for the younger ones. I don’t arrive until almost 4:30 p.m. and I stay until 5:30 p.m., so the young students who have been there since the early morning have really had enough. It is also hard for the last ones remaining to see all the other students’ parents picking up their children, while they remain longing for their parents to arrive. I am happy to be there to be able to help distract them so they don’t feel so bad.
Each week when it is time to leave, it is hard for me to believe that I had really been there an hour; the time just flies by. I feel bad when I say goodbye to the students who are still there, but I also feel so good knowing that I made their day a little happier and helped them and made them smile and laugh.
If working with children is not your thing, there are endless opportunities to help in schools, libraries, arboretums, soup kitchens, nursing homes, food pantries and more. Golda Och Academy’s Community Service Day is actually a good way to try out different types of community service that you may not otherwise try.

The saying “It is better to give than to receive” is really true. Community service is a wonderful way to give.

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The Changing Climate

Iris Berman '18
Recent extreme and unseasonable weather conditions have been affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people in increasingly dramatic ways.
Not only does this bizarre weather instill a chronic underlying sense of panic in the hearts of average Americans, it also hurts the economy with billions of dollars in direct damages and untold sums in lost productivity and the disruption of daily life.
From severe flooding and frequent hurricanes to record-­high temperatures and intense droughts, the weather has become less familiar and predictable since the beginning of modern weather recordkeeping. This level of unpredictability has lead to weakened economies, damaged infrastructure and a surplus of fatalities. Scientists attribute these strange weather patterns to global climate change which holds devastating consequences for the future of society.
Over the course of the last century, the global average temperature has risen more than 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Oceans are heating up and becoming more acidic, causing ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise dramatically. Greenhouse gas emissions stemming from the generation of energy, transportation industries and private households have all been labeled as causes of global warming.
“There is clear evidence that the earth is warming and there is clear evidence too that this is because of carbon and greenhouse emissions.” said sophomore Jordan Mayor.
Mayor brought up the daunting statistic that over the past century, the Earth has been warming at a faster rate than at any other time in the past 11,300 years. Others attribute this warming to the cyclic patterns of Earth’s climate.
“The earth's atmosphere is a complex system and to dial the whole earth’s temperature to one number is unlikely to be accurate.” added sophomore Elijah Taitel.
Taitel suggested that natural fluctuations of the Earth’s atmosphere may be the biggest factor in climate change and is unsure whether human activity is the largest driver of global warming.
Regardless of these contradicting beliefs, it is agreed by both sides of the spectrum that there are temperatural changes occurring and that there could be a dangerous aftermath for everyone.
Global climate change also holds social consequences for Americans. There are basements that are flooded, businesses that are destroyed and families that become dislocated while their homes are swept away, like in the recent flooding of the Mississippi River.
Many Americans’ reactions have demanded that the United States government is not only needed after a disaster, but also to help prevent future damage and protect lives via establishing more proactive policies.
Hopes were raised after the Paris climate talks, when the U.S. adopted its own goals in order to limit its greenhouse gas emissions and a plan for the future. Although, the future for climate issues in America is still unclear.

“For our own sake and our own happiness we should try and use cleaner more efficient energies,” said Taitel. “Whether the scare is real or not, it is beneficial because it forces humans to become innovative and progressive.”
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New Year, New Gun Safety Reforms

Jessie Ruchman '18


New Years is a time in which people all across the world reflect on the events of the previous year and make resolutions about things they would like to change in the new year. Many consider the new year a fresh start and are open to admitting their faults in order to improve themselves and those around them.
President Barack Obama is no exception to this pattern of widespread honesty during the first few days of January 2016, which also happens to be the start to his last year in the White House.
As Obama reflected on political accomplishments and disappointments of 2015, as well as his presidency as a whole, he emphasized his great dissatisfaction on a topic that he described as the “biggest frustration” in office: the issue of gun violence.
In June 2013, Tumblr CEO David Karp conducted an interview with President Obama, who talked about the technicality of the issue. He explained that American citizens must respect the Second Amendment, and until society, including Congress, takes basic steps to do so, gun violence will not decrease in the slightest. Obama unhesitatingly pointed out the government’s flawed approach to reforming gun accessibility.
“It's not even possible to get even the mildest restrictions through Congress, and we should be ashamed of that,” he explained.
Obama discussed his opinions on the topic not only as a government official, but as a citizen who had been personally distressed by the many shootings. He was appalled by the amount of deaths in America caused by guns and how they had almost developed into a norm.
It has become common for news broadcasts to feature several homicides caused by a hand-held weapon and Obama made the point that there is no other advanced country in the world in which that would ever be a frequent occurrence. He stated that it was unacceptable that other countries had approached similar situations by passing very strict reforms on gun accessibility, yet America had somehow failed to do the same.
“A couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that's it—we're not seeing that again. And basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws,” Obama said. “And they haven't had a mass shooting since.”
Two and a half years later, Obama has implemented new executive actions in hopes to reduce gun violence and make our country a safer place to live in. More than 100,000 people have been killed due to gun violence in the last decade and Obama has stressed the fact that congress must begin to take new steps to acknowledge and act upon the countless amount of tragedies that could have been prevented if some of these laws had been implemented.
While Obama insists that passing these reforms may change the extensive amount of gun violence in the country, many people believe that it will either have little impact on the situation or create greater conflict among citizens that believe they should have the right to attain a gun.
Citizens throughout the country have voiced their opinions on the matter, including students in the GOA community.
Because most teens are frightened by how easily people can attain a weapon, many believe that the ideas of the President’s reforms are admirable and reassuring. While this is true for most people, many also agree that these executive actions are practically insignificant until Congress decides they are important enough to act upon.
“While guns are too accessible for American citizens, in order for Obama’s new reforms to make a significant impact in our society, Congress would have to pass all of the executive reforms, which they will most likely not be willing to do,” said sophomore Faye Hochberg.
She added a point in which many American citizens, as well as students in our community, feel very passionate about.

“Hopefully within time these new reforms will take action and make America a safer place.”

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Local Deer Hunts

Faye Hochberg '18

There are many reasons to be proud of New Jersey. The Garden State is filled with great people, delicious food, top­-notch schools, tons of entertainment and so much more. Like any other situation, however, there are problems; problems that continue despite negative media attention, protests and other maneuvers to attempt to prevent them.
One of these issues to plague New Jersey is the controversy surrounding deer.
Some may wonder how there can be controversy over an innocent species that mind their own business. That is a valid question, but it has gone virtually ignored among those in charge. In the South Mountain reservation, located in Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange, the towns have been organizing “Deer Hunts” to dwindle down the amount of deer in the town and the surrounding areas.
The proponents of the Deer Hunts claim that there are too many deer in the reservation and that the natural deer predators no longer exist in local reservations. They claim that the deer kill off too many small animals, cause car accidents and create problems for the growth of vegetation in the reservation.
Essex County consultant Dan Bernier said that environmental and ecological concerns are the main reason for the Essex County Deer Management program. Bernier addressed the issue during a January 19 press conference in West Orange.
“It is not to provide recreation for hunting,” he said, “but rather curtail over­browsing of native vegetation and allow forest restoration.”
From 2008 to 2014, 1,670 deer were “removed” from the Reservation. Although the authorities use the euphemism “removed, what they are referring to is that deer are being shot by hunters. The hunters position themselves in trees 20 feet above the ground and shoot down at the deer.
There are many people who are against the deer hunts and feel that it is cruel.
“There should definitely not be deer hunts in New Jersey,” said sophomore Jessie Ruchman. “Deer are already commonly dying because of getting hit by cars, not having a home and not being able to find food, so killing them would be completely unnecessary as well as immensely inhumane.”
Like Ruchman, fellow sophomore Rachel Bonder is opposed to any purposeful animal killing.
“Killing for sport is disgusting,” Bonder said. “You can shoot other things without ending someone’s life.”
Sophomore Iris Berman echoed these sentiments.
“This brutality is unacceptable,” she said, and added there is a kinder gentler way to cull the deer population.
Animal rights groups opposed to culling deer by hunting propose alternate solutions to deer slaughter including injecting them with contraceptives, sterilization and possible transportation or relocation to other areas. These groups state that studies suggest that deer response to a cull is increased fertility with the deer producing more twins and triplets with a greater birth rate of female fawns which will obviously lead to a higher deer birthrate in the long term.
This controversy has been going on in Essex County and across the state for many years and it will most likely continue as both sides have valid arguments.

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Fiddler on the Roof Revival: What’s Changed?

Dina Doctoroff ‘18


In 1964 audiences lined up to see “Fiddler on the Roof,” a then-new Broadway show about about a Jewish family living in the fictional shtetl of Anatevka in Imperial Russia. As well as being the 16th longest-running show in Broadway history, the music from the show became well-known and performances sprung up in community theaters across the country.
There have been four revivals of “Fiddler on the Roof,” as well as a highly-successful film in 1971. Now, “Fiddler” is back on Broadway to the delight of fans everywhere.
But how close to the movie is this new revival? Is it bringing something new?
Most critics agreed that the third revival, in 2004, was a complete disaster. News source amNew York says that the joyfulness and Jewishness was sucked out of this production. This, however, is not a problem in the new production. The new revival is full of catchy lyrics, fun ensemble numbers and does not take away the Jewish aspect of the story.
The new show is very successful in keeping the Jewish traditions of the movie alive and even adds to them. The show opens with the actor who plays Tevye dressed in modern clothing. There is a sign looming above him that says “Anatevka,” but the town itself isn’t there. The man seems to be a descendant of Tevye, or another townsperson, who is attempting to retrace his ancestry. The actor then unzips his jacket and his Tevye costume is revealed. The people of Anatevka join him on stage and perform the song “Tradition” with him.
This additional plot point, which merges two different generations together, adds to the Jewish aspect of the musical. It shows that we, as Jewish people, have faced many struggles, but we still remain. The scene implies that the descendants of Anatevka lasted through the many struggles that Jewish people in Russia faced throughout the years, such as pogroms and the Holocaust.
In this scene, the man from modern times is not wearing a Kippah, Tzitzit, or any form of Jewish attire. This minor detail shows that, although we respect the past, we need to accept that things cannot always stay the same and progress needs to happen. It shows that Jewish people can be found in many different forms and can observe Judaism differently.
Although the Jewish themes are prevalent, the show also manages to entertain the younger audiences by modernizing certain scenes. For example, Tzeitel and Motel sneak away to passionately kiss at their wedding. Also, the Fiddler himself flies above the stage, delighting young children in the crowd.
The choreography is very entertaining as well, with a different dance style for the mothers, father, sons and daughters in the show. Hofesh Schecter, an Israeli modern dancer, choreographed this revival and makes sure to set her version apart from past incarnations while still preserving audience favorites.
Schecter, for instance, keeps the traditions of the old choreographers of both the movie and the play when creating the bottle dance for Tzeitel and Motel’s wedding. In this dance, the men in the wedding twirl, sway and perform other moves while keeping a wine bottle steady on their heads. This dance is a staple of the movie and keeping it in this revival was definitely a smart move.
The new revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” does not differ as extremely from the movie, or from previous revivals, as one might expect. It keeps the main plot points and dances, the actors portray the characters similarly to the ones in the movie and the Jewish theme also remains.

The few differences between the movie and Broadway show are only prevalent in the new opening scene and the few more modern scenes and dance choices. This revival does an incredible job of keeping the roots of the movie, while still changing and progressing.

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Review: Rihanna’s “Anti” Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations

Ari Denlow ‘18


It’s been four years since the world has heard new music from Rihanna.
Every year from 2005 to 2012, Rihanna had either released or re-released an album. In this four-year gap, Rihanna has made some notable changes to her career. She left Def Jam Records and signed a new recording contract with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, created her own label, Westbury Road, signed a $25 million sponsorship deal with Samsung and controversially canceled her performance at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to focus on the Samsung-sponsored “ANTIdiaRy” promotion.
In October 2015, Rihanna revealed the “Anti” album cover art, created by Israeli artist Roy Nachum. The album art features a young Rihanna painted in red, black and white with a gold crown on her head. Over the painting, the poem “If They Let Us” by Chloe Mitchell is written in braille.
Beginning in late 2013, Rihanna teased fans with snippets of songs on Snapchat and Instagram with the caption “#r8.” In December 2014, Rihanna surprised fans in Paris with a surprise listening session, which generated more hype around the album.
In 2015, the eight-time Grammy Award winner released three singles: “Four Five
Seconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney, “B***h Better Have My Money” and “American Oxygen,” none of which were included on the album.
As a whole, “Anti” is Rihanna’s most cohesive album to date. It is raw, filled with emotion and is a step in a new direction from her previous releases. It has darker themes and the lyrics deal mostly with how love is a challenge and her self-confidence.
There are two collaborations on this album, with SZA and Drake, respectively. Standout tracks include “Work” featuring Drake, “Kiss It Better,” “Same Ol’ Mistakes,” “Needed Me” and “Love On the Brain.”
On January 26, 2016, Rihanna released “Work” as the official lead single and the former couple’s song debuted ninth on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at seventh. The song garnered mixed reviews from critics who complimented Drake's verse but did not like how Rihanna “mumbled” through the lyrics.
After leaking on music streaming service, Tidal, the full album was officially released on iTunes on January 29 and debuted at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 200. In its second week, the album topped the charts and went platinum – bolstered by the 25 million copies purchased by Samsung as part of her $25 million deal.
Not all reviews, however, have been kind. Jenna Wortham of the New York Times, for instance, described it as “the record you make when you don’t need to sell records.”
Perhaps some of the negativity around the album is due to Rihanna’s experimentation with a new genre on this album. “Anti” is truly the album Rihanna wanted to make, however, it may not have been what everyone was hoping for.


As a whole “Anti” is a good album, however it does not live up to the expectations that this superstar has set for her fans. After producing such great hits in the past including, “Pon de Replay,” “Umbrella,” “What’s My Name,” “We Found Love” and “Stay”, it is safe to say that we were hoping for more from her and we are looking forward to see what her next chapter will produce.

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