• IMG_1663.jpg

    Matisyahu in concert: music and religion on trial
    in Campus Life, Jewish Society

    By Tessa Nath
    October 28, 2014

    Matisyahu, also known as Matthew Miller, is a Jewish reggae artist who has reached international acclaim — but maybe you already knew that. Maybe you also knew that Matisyahu began his musical career as an Orthodox Jew of Chabad-Lubavitch affiliation, complete with the visual signifiers of long beard, curling payot (sidelocks), and dangling tzitzit (fringes…

  • Image courtesy of Roland Fischer, Zürich Switzerland (Creative Commons Share Alike License), enhanced by Angelina Ellyason.

    Prodigious Babes of Jewish History: Imma Shalom
    in Feature

    By Angelina Ellyason
    October 26, 2014

    Exposition of remarkable, yet obscured, women of holy Jewish texts.

  • Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 1.01.01 PM.png

    Running it into the ground: moderate musings on th ...
    in Campus Life, Israel

    By Moshe Kahn
    October 23, 2014

    It is natural that in times of war the voices of moderation are stifled. A threat to the health of the community awakens a deep internal defensive stance while the scrutiny of one’s peers only reinforces this attitude. For over a century, the Israelis and Palestinians have been at war with one another, further entrenching…

  • Challah_at_a_Moishe_House_Shabbat.jpg

    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…

  • Royce Hall, one of the four original buildings on UCLA’s Westwood campus. (Photo by Alton / Wikimedia)

    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…