The Shabbos Project 2014: an ambitious shot at Jew ...
in Campus Life, Jewish Society
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
Flashback to the year
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…READ MORE
Committed To a Good Time
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…READ MORE