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Boundless Horizons: How I Decided to Attend Yeshiva

Everyone’s different. I think what did it for me was really getting to know my professors. I was spending time and money on the pursuit of knowledge, led by individuals at the pinnacle of their respective fields. Part of my job as…

A Spirited Debate on BDS

(Photo: Takver) On May 23rd, UCLA’s Debate Union presented “A Spirited Debate on BDS.” Tensions ran high, as computer science professor, Judea Pearl, debated English and comparative literature, Saree Makdisi on the motion: “This House Believes that BDS is Not…

Students Fail to Gain Credit in Course Allegedly Restricted by Conservative Bias

As of April 16, 2017, two students who were enrolled in Professor Keith Fink’s winter course, Communication Studies 167: Sex, Politics and Race: Free Speech on Campus, have yet to receive either a grade or units for the course. The…

History of Hypocrisy in UN Attitudes Toward Zionism

From Ha’Am’s Winter Print Edition, “The Divide” There were 33 countries in favor of United Nations Resolution 181(II), which called for the partition of Palestine into independent Arab and Jewish states. At the time of the resolution, 56 countries were…

Leftist Jewish Group Defends Ahasuerus’ Decision

Editor’s note: This article is Purim satire. On March 2, most Jewish and pro-Israel UCLA organizations stood in unity against Ahasuerus, the Persian frat-boy and king who spent governmental funds to host a 180-day-long party and is currently planning a…

JAM Departs to Ohr Sameach Shabbaton

On Thursday Feb. 16, UCLA’s Jewish Awareness Movement (JAM) took part in Ohr Sameach’s annual New York Shabbaton. Ohr Sameach is a Jewish organization that gives Jews with the desire to learn more about their religious background opportunities to do…

Taste of Torah: Enthusiasm to do what is right

This week’s Torah portion tells the story of when G-d gave the Ten Commandments to the Jewish People. It was the first and only time in Jewish history that G-d ever directly communicated with His people. However, oddly enough, the…

Daily Bruin Cartoon Draws Outrage

Jewish groups condemned the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, Monday morning for publishing what they said is an anti-Semitic cartoon. The cartoon, drawn by Felipe Abejón, depicts Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of the two pillars of the…