The Tabernacle and the freedom to serve
in Latest Articles, Rabbi's Corner
The freedom to practice the religion of one’s choosing is of paramount importance to modern-day Americans. It is not a right to be taken for granted, since historically, it was often not afforded to people. However, our modern emphasis on individual rights taints our perspective of what freedom may have historically meant to people. Freedom…READ MORE
SSI invites South African speakers for apartheid l ...
in Campus Life, Feature, Israel, Latest Articles, Politics
In light of week four’s Palestinian Awareness Week, in which Students for Justice in Palestine set up their annual “Apartheid Wall” comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to South African apartheid, Students Supporting Israel (SSI) teamed up with StandWIthUs on Feb. 4 for their event “Let’s talk about Apartheid,” which examined the definition of apartheid in…READ MORE
Can Hillel really be the center of Jewish student ...
in Campus Life, Israel, Latest Articles, Opinion
The Zionist (and anti-Zionist) public eye has recently been focused on the Open Hillel movement. Open Hillel is an organization that promotes pluralism of ideas and political opinions within the Jewish community and encourages organizations, such as Hillel, that lead Jewish student life on many university campuses to include Jews both against and in support…READ MORE
The Western Wall wails
in Israel, Jewish Culture, Latest Articles, Opinion
The Titanic of Today Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) of righteous memory, the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the seventh and last leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty, never visited Israel. He also never gave a definitive reason as to why. Legend has it, he was concerned: had he traveled to the Holy Land, its holiness would…READ MORE
Interfaith Shabbat and confronting dialogue
in Campus Life, Jewish Culture, Latest Articles, Opinion
This past Friday night, February 5, Hillel at UCLA hosted “Interfaith Shabbat,” an evening with programming for non-Jewish visitors interested in learning about Judaism and Shabbat and/or building rapport with Jewish students. The evening began with a choice of Orthodox services, egalitarian services, or interfaith dialogue through text study regarding the value of rest in…READ MORE