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    The Tabernacle and the freedom to serve
    in Latest Articles, Rabbi's Corner

    By Daniel Peikes
    February 12, 2016

    The freedom to practice the religion of one’s choosing is of paramount importance to modern-day Americans. It is not a right to be taken for granted, since historically, it was often not afforded to people. However, our modern emphasis on individual rights taints our perspective of what freedom may have historically meant to people. Freedom…

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    SSI invites South African speakers for apartheid l ...
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    By Sarit Kashanian
    February 11, 2016

    In light of week four’s Palestinian Awareness Week, in which Students for Justice in Palestine set up their annual “Apartheid Wall” comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to South African apartheid, Students Supporting Israel (SSI) teamed up with StandWIthUs on Feb. 4 for their event “Let’s talk about Apartheid,” which examined the definition of apartheid in…

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    Can Hillel really be the center of Jewish student ...
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    By Soof Hacohen
    February 11, 2016

    The Zionist (and anti-Zionist) public eye has recently been focused on the Open Hillel movement. Open Hillel is an organization that promotes pluralism of ideas and political opinions within the Jewish community and encourages organizations, such as Hillel, that lead Jewish student life on many university campuses to include Jews both against and in support…

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    The Western Wall wails
    in Israel, Jewish Culture, Latest Articles, Opinion

    By Chaya Esakhan
    February 9, 2016

    The Titanic of Today   Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) of righteous memory, the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the seventh and last leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty, never visited Israel. He also never gave a definitive reason as to why. Legend has it, he was concerned: had he traveled to the Holy Land, its holiness would…

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    Interfaith Shabbat and confronting dialogue
    in Campus Life, Jewish Culture, Latest Articles, Opinion

    By Devorah Friedman
    February 8, 2016

    This past Friday night, February 5, Hillel at UCLA hosted “Interfaith Shabbat,” an evening with programming for non-Jewish visitors interested in learning about Judaism and Shabbat and/or building rapport with Jewish students. The evening began with a choice of Orthodox services, egalitarian services, or interfaith dialogue through text study regarding the value of rest in…