In today’s world, we are engulfed by symbols that hold significant meaning, and some that are connected to beliefs and traditions that date back to thousands of years. The Hamsa, better known as “the hand,” serves as a universal symbol among many religions and cultures. It wasn’t until I was in Turkey last summer and…READ MORE
Taste of Torah: Rich man, poor man
in Rabbi's Corner
Written by Akiva Nemetsky In the second of this week’s two Torah portions, Parashat Metzorah, we begin by reading about the purification process a metzorah (someone who is punished for speaking lashon ha’ra, denigrating speech) must undergo before being allowed to reintegrate with society. (The punishment is a skin affliction called tzaraat and the person…READ MORE
Sorrow to festivities: the abrupt transition betwe ...
On Wednesday morning, the citizens of Israel woke up, drank their morning coffee, put on white shirts, and glanced at the candles their mothers, wives, or they themselves lit the night before. Perhaps the picture of the young soldier or the innocent child delicately placed behind the candle drew a small tear from their eyes…READ MORE
From proxy to president: concerns about USAC Presi ...
in Campus Life, Opinion
Photo courtesy of Austin Yu / Daily Bruin Senior Staff ____________________________________________________ Ha’Am, as well as many major national media outlets, have discussed ad nauseam the anti-Semitic comments and/or troubling voting record of USAC council members Fabienne Roth, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, Sofia Moreno Haq and Manjot Singh in the Rachel Beyda appointment fiasco. For those living under…READ MORE
Yom HaShoah with the Holocaust survivors
in Feature, Jewish Society, Latest Articles
April marks the seventy year anniversary of the allied liberation of Jews and many other peoples from concentration camps all over Europe. During the Holocaust, German Nazis killed approximately twelve million people, six million of whom were Jews and one and a half million of whom were children. With time distancing the present from the…READ MORE