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    Can Hillel really be the center of Jewish student ...
    in Campus Life, Israel, Latest Articles, Opinion

    By Soof Hacohen
    February 11, 2016

    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…

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    The Western Wall wails
    in Israel, Jewish Culture, Latest Articles, Opinion

    By Chaya Esakhan
    February 9, 2016

    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…

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    Interfaith Shabbat and confronting dialogue
    in Campus Life, Jewish Culture, Latest Articles, Opinion

    By Devorah Friedman
    February 8, 2016

    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…

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    Taste of Torah: Slavery and societal development
    in Jewish Society, Latest Articles, Rabbi's Corner

    By Daniel Levine
    February 5, 2016

    One of the many beauties of studying Torah is tracing an idea to its origins thousands of years ago and seeing its final effect in our society. This week’s parshah (Torah portion), Mishpatim, opens with the laws of treatment of Hebrew slaves. The first law in our parshah is that after six years of work, a slave is set free,…

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    Kosher Korner: homemade falafel
    in Latest Articles, Lifestyle

    By Devorah Friedman
    February 4, 2016

    With the 2016 presidential elections heating up and recent political divisiveness on campus, it’s nice to find something that everyone can agree on, like the need for immigration reform, the need for better management of public transit in LA, and the deliciousness of falafel. In one bite, falafel gives you access to a healthy dose…