Jacob Elijah Goldberg
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United Arab Society Opens Arms to Jewish Students at Hookah Session

Last night, the United Arab Society at UCLA commenced this year’s programming with an event that I didn’t even think was permissible: a gigantic hookah session right outside Covel Commons. As I relaxed on the beach earlier that afternoon, enjoying…

Olive Tree Initiative meets Dennis Ross

When I first embarked on this journey to DC and the Middle East, I intended to thoroughly document my experiences and impressions daily. But I didn’t bring a laptop, nor do I own a smart phone, so for now, I’ll…

Anti-Semitism Studies returns to Yale despite PLO criticism

This past June, Yale University announced that its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), which had been operating since 2006, was meant to be discontinued. The official reason given by Professor Donald Green, director of Yale’s Institu te…

Matisyahu and the Nine Days

I wrote this post yesterday as an introduction to my coverage of the Matisyahu concert: Today is my sister’s birthday, and a few days ago, her friends and I decided to celebrate by taking her to a Matisyahu concert. Only…