JSwipe: coloring outside the lines of dating
in Lifestyle, Opinion
Modern Jewish dating has moved way past the traditional matchmaking days á la Yenta of Fiddler on the Roof. Nowadays, Jewish dating generally involves the following questions: Is he a nice Jewish boy? Does she attend synagogue? Is she going to be a doctor or a lawyer? How tall is he? Does he keep kosher?…READ MORE
Taste of Torah: the ultimate leader
in Rabbi's Corner
Written by Rabbi Jacob Rupp, Jewish Awareness Movement at UCLA In this week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh, Moses’ name is not mentioned. The Talmud explains that after the sin of the Golden Calf in next week’s Torah portion, G-d was prepared to get rid of the Jewish people and to start over with Moses’ lineage. Ever…READ MORE
The persistent stream of Jewish sectarianism
in Jewish Society, Opinion
Hinduism has been compared to the Ganges River, for it has been flowing and evolving over many centuries. In order to extend this metaphor to Judaism, one would need to alter it slightly. Judaism is best compared to the river described in Genesis 2 which flows through Eden and parts into four separate paths. While…READ MORE
Seville and Civility: The necessity of reforming J ...
in Campus Life, Opinion
A history of symbolic violence It does not appear coincidental that a recent rise in rhetoric leveled against Jews across the world has coincided with a devaluation of the term anti-Semitism. Jews often use the term not only to describe violent action motivated by extreme prejudice against Jews, but also symbolically damaging actions for which…READ MORE
Chai On Life — an alternative Shabbat experi ...
in Campus Life, Feature, Latest Articles
On a beautiful Saturday morning, most Southern Californians like to take advantage of the first day of the weekend by heading out for a rewarding and calming hike, and UCLA sophomore Noah Lizerbram feels no differently. For Lizerbram, however, experiencing nature is not just a recreational activity, but also a spiritual one. Having started Hillel’s…READ MORE