Staff Member Sarah Fields on the AntiSemitism She Has Endured and How it Has Shaped Her

California’s San Francisco Bay Area is a progressive hub. However, it was the Bay Area where while growing up, Ha’Am’s own Sarah Fields’ Jewish identity was pushed away from her due to vicious acts of antisemitism.  A young Sarah Fields…

Historical Ha’Am: “Never Before? Never Again! Holocaust Revisionism Comes to UCLA” by Tabitha Yelloz

This week’s Historical Ha’Am article was chosen because of its continued relevance. In a world where anti-Semitism continues to exist, it is essential that we remain committed to addressing those who seek to snuff our voices. Thus, we invite you…

Historical Ha’Am: “What’s Up Doc? Bugs Bunny is Jewish!” by Sheila Tuller

As midterm season winds down and the raging fires in and around Los Angeles finally subside, Ha’Am thought it best to showcase a lighthearted article for this week’s Historical Ha’Am column. So, whatever it is you’re recuperating from this week,…

A Jewish Guide to Handling Stress

Stressed out? Some Jewish tips to keep you sane: Another year, another fall quarter. In 2013, when my husband and I were starting out at JAM at UCSB, my husband made a Facebook post wishing all the students much success…

Historical Ha’Am: “Judaism Finds New Home on Campus” by Nader Pouration

Historical Ha’Am is a new weekly column that is focused on bringing archived articles into the electronic age. Each week, Ha’Am staff will choose one article that was printed in our newspaper before the Ha’Am website existed.  While this column…

An Interview with Brandon Broukhim, a Candidate for General Representative in the Upcoming USAC Election

Today I sat down with Brandon Broukhim, a political candidate for the position of USAC General Representative, to discuss the election and his platform.  Brandon’s platform focuses on solving issues faced by the everyday student. In our interview, he stressed…

My Maternal Grandmother is a Jewish Convert. So What am I?

Until she was a junior in high school, my maternal grandmother was unaware of the existence of Judaism.  It was not her fault– she had been raised in what she calls a “bubble:” a religious community in rural Michigan, where…

Disloyal: Anti-AntiSemitism

In October of last year, President Donald Trump, a non-Jew, accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of ‘virulent antisemitism’ for characterizing the State of Israel as ‘hypnotizing’ the world to hide its evils, implying that Zionists are motivated by ‘the Benjamins,’ and…

Eight Non-Jewish UCLA Student Council Representatives Deny Antisemitism, Pass Resolution Arguing NSJP Targeted by False “Accusations of Antisemitism”

Sole Jewish representative votes no. Hillel at UCLA not explicitly invited to meeting. One action item reappeared on the weekly agendas for the first three meetings of UCLA’s newly sworn-in student government: a resolution condemning “misinformation” about Students for Justice…

The Power of Prayer

I believe that our generation is craving a spiritual connection. We can sense the depth of our existence even though an epicurean mist has made our vision hazy. Last year while working for the UCLA Journal of Religion I read…