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    TBT: The history of Chad Gadya and Passover
    in Feature

    By Tessa Nath
    April 17, 2014

    In honor of Passover and the Internet sensation of dedicating Thursdays to past experiences, I took to Ha’Am’s archives to find an article that our predecessors wrote about this fine holiday. The following article, “Chad Gadya: Not Just for Passover,” was written by Janet Frankel in Ha’Am’s May 1983 issue. ____________________________________When singing popular music, it…

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    Photo Essay: Joe Bruin’s Bear Mitzvah
    in Campus Life

    By Talia Kamdjou
    April 13, 2014

    On Thursday, April 10, The Hillel at UCLA celebrated Joe ‘Dov’ Bruin’s B(e)ar Mitzvah in Kerkoff Grand Salon. Hillel’s a cappella group, Jewkbox, began the ceremony with their rendition of One Day by Matisyahu. The night continued with 90′s music and dancing, just like the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs we all used to attend. Prizes…

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    Matzah meals: Easy kosher-for-Passover recipes
    in Feature

    By Devorah Friedman
    April 13, 2014

    Whether you’re at home, in the dorms, or at an off-campus apartment, Passover brings a change in menu options. Never fear; a diet of buttered matzah isn’t your only alternative to pricey kosher-for-Passover meal plans! We’ve put together recipes for some of our favorite (and easy) Passover dishes, from Matzah Brei to Chicken Kov-Roghan and…

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    Genetic screening event educates, informs
    in Campus Life

    By Devorah Friedman
    April 10, 2014

    From late Wednesday morning to early afternoon, Tammy Rubin and Jessica Kianmahd welcomed people into the Grand Salon in Kerckhoff Hall to have their arms pricked and several small vials filled with blood. The blood is being shipped to the labs at Progenity, Inc., an organization that tests patients for genetic disorders. Rubin organized the…

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    Service work around the world
    in Campus Life

    By Tessa Nath
    April 8, 2014

    Over spring break, dozens of UCLA students chose to travel to Buenos Aires, Oklahoma, or Southern California in order to participate in one of three alternative spring break programs, organized through Hillel at UCLA. According to the Hillel website, the goal of the trips is to “provide students with an opportunity to build community, learn…

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