Taglit-Birthright Israel: Discovery that lasts a l ...
in Israel, Jewish Society, Latest Articles
Let’s get one thing straight: what happens on Taglit-Birthright Israel stays on Taglit-Birthright Israel — except for the selfies you take with your seemingly evil camel, the Instagram photos with perfect lighting at the top of Masada, the videos of your soldiers teaching you a Hebrew word of the day (because everything’s sababa [“cool”]), the…READ MORE
Speaking different languages, hearing nothing at a ...
in Campus Life, Israel, Opinion, Politics
Have you ever had difficulty trying to find the right words to say? Language allows us to communicate with one another but also tends to limit our ability to say what we mean and mean what we say. It is perhaps one of the most important yet most limiting of all human capabilities. Nowhere is…READ MORE
Background on an exclusive interview pertaining to ...
in Jewish Society
With the recent panic over the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris and its implications for the future of free speech in the Western world — in addition to the safety of Jews in Europe — UCLA students have done little to discuss other atrocities in the world. Among these number the 2000 Nigerians killed…READ MORE
Twitter terrorism: a stab in the back
in Latest Articles, Opinion, Politics
Barely two weeks have passed since a catastrophic wave of terror shook Paris, leaving 17 people dead. The impact of the attacks was felt across the world — the media overcome with expressions of shock. As day faded into night, shock was washed away and in its place stood unity, with perhaps the greatest mass…READ MORE
Taste of Torah: Let my people go! A new look at an ...
in Latest Articles, Rabbi's Corner
Written by Daniel Levine, third-year cognitive science major and gabbai of UCLA’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Throughout the Exodus story, we are presented with multiple interactions between Moses and Pharaoh. On their surface, these meetings seem to comprise Moses asking Pharaoh for permission to allow the Jews to go to the desert in order…READ MORE