Opinion: Unmasking Antisemitism Expressed by USAC’s Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Cultural Affairs Commissioner Alicia Verdugo encourages protesters to wear masks to conceal their identity but doesn’t try to hide antisemitic sentiments in social media posts made on their UCLA-affiliated social media account. USAC’s Cultural Affairs Commissioner should represent the cultures…

“Ben Gurion Looks at the Bible” Holds Wisdom for the Current Chapter of the Jewish Story

Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, was a socialist who rejected the Marxist belief that all important struggles are economic. Rather than believing that religion, nationalism, and moral ideals obscure economic struggles, he saw intellectual and moral struggle as important…

On Campus, Jewish Students Now Confront the Quintessential “Covenant of Fate”

When he delivered his essay Kol Dodi Dofek to an audience of American Jews on the eighth anniversary of Yom Ha’atzmaut in 1956, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik formulated his vision of post-1948 religious Zionism by referencing the terrors of Treblinka,…

Daily Bruin Investigation on Israel Rally Reveals Bias

Written by Bella Brannon and Adam Thaw On January 16th, the Daily Bruin published a front-page article titled “Documents reveal details behind planning process of Bruins for Israel rally.” The title suggests a grand exposè. Language describing a “deep search”…

The Language of Hate: Confronting Antisemitism at UCLA

Never again is now.  For almost three excruciating months, we as Bruins have sat idly by and witnessed the delegitimization, implicit praise, and neutrality to the horrors of October 7th, where Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel and slaughtered, kidnapped, raped, tortured,…

Am Yisrael Chai- UCLA Jewish Community Stands Together Amidst Terror Attacks in Israel

This article contains information about the attacks in Israel. For those who wish to avoid recounting the events of the past few days, or have lost friends and family, we recommend you stop here. ———— On the 50th anniversary of the…

Bruin Bash on Yom Kippur

Growing up attending Jewish day schools, I never had to worry about choosing between my education and my Judaism. While my friends in public schools stressed about missing classes in order to attend High Holiday services, I had days off…

My Six-Pointed Friend

The following poem and subsequent commentary were submitted by Hailey Zill, a third-year student majoring in World Arts and Cultures and Sociology. Hailey is passionate about all things art, Jewish, and travel but most importantly, she loves cats; she is…

Choosing to Intervene: Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Decisions

The following is an opinion piece submitted to Ha’Am by Rachel Fox who is a third-year Neuroscience student at UCLA. ——————— Our tradition teaches that all are made in the image of G-d, but provides little explicit guidance when it…

SATIRE: World Peace at Last- UN Agrees that Israel is the Worst

Notes:  This story is inspired by current events. The situation in this story is exaggerated, and the quotes are created to be satirical. The views expressed in this post reflect the views of the author(s) and not UCLA or ASUCLA…

My Canopy of Peace

If only I could share with youMy canopy of peace If only I could envelop youIn these clouds of glory Here we dwell in the Almighty’s shadeWe’ve found favor in a spiritual abode It’s the Sukkot festival, the time of…

Opinion: Bin Laden Is the Latest TikTok Star. How Did We Get Here?

In the wake of the Hamas terror attacks on Israel, young people have taken to social media to show just how far down the rabbit hole they’ve gone.  Before this week, we could have granted plausible deniability to young people…