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    The Shabbos Project 2014: an ambitious shot at Jew ...
    in Campus Life, Jewish Society

    By Devorah Friedman
    October 21, 2014

    Sabbath, Shabbat, Shabbos, and the less-common Shabbath and Shabbas (an attempt to reconcile Eastern European consonant pronunciation with North African and Middle Eastern vowel vocalization) are all examples of the futility of attempts to standardize the transliterated pronunciation of a language whose speakers were dispersed from their homeland for a millennium and a half. Splintered…

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    Why Are Student Leaders and Jewish Bruins Under At ...
    in Feature, Israel, Opinion

    By Tessa Nath
    July 1, 2014

    There will always be that one person who does not like you. There will always be that one person who thinks you can do no right. And while you acknowledge your own faults, that one person sees them as far greater than anyone else’s. Implicit in this is the antagonistic relationship between two people, between…

  • UCLA College of Letters & Sciences Graduation - 2010

    Flashback to the year
    in Feature

    By Devorah Friedman
    June 1, 2014

    It’s been a long year at UCLA, marked by special Hillel bashes (such as Joe Bruin’s Bear Mitzvah), USAC elections, and USAC- and BDS-related drama. To wrap up the year, Ha’Am has compiled a list of some of the most significant events of 2014, both globally and Jewishly. We’d like to extend a big yashar…

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    Jewish Jokes, Quotes, and Riddles of the Day!
    in Lifestyle

    By Briana Begelfer
    May 29, 2014

    Everyone deserves a break from finals! Enjoy the following jokes, quotes, and riddles of the day!

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    Committed To a Good Time
    in Lifestyle

    By Yona Remer
    May 27, 2014

    For the generic college bro on campus, nothing is as terrifying as the concept of commitment; even the occasional bout with alcohol poisoning or the gnarly digestive feedback from old and crusty pizza is no match for the fear of getting tied down. For most, a 10-week-long, once-a-week symposium course tests the outward limitations of…