Historical Ha’Am: “30 Year After and the Threefold Identity of Iranian-American Jews” By Diane Bani-Esraili

In “30 Year After and the Threefold Identity of Iranian-American Jews,” Diane Beni-Esraili explores the dual identities Iranian-american Jews and the struggles of representing her countries, ethnicities, and her faith. Beni-Esraili explains the importance of taking an active role in…

Historical Ha’Am: “Gay and Orthodox: A Struggle for Religious Rights” By Yona Remer

It is always hard to balance different identities especially when facing discrimination. In “Gay and Orthodox: A Struggle for Religious Rights,” Yona Remer discusses the struggles of homosexual Orthodox Jews and their fight to be accepted. Remer explores the discrimination…

Historical Ha’Am: “Why I am a Jew…” by Mayim Bialik

In the always confusing and violent world that we live in, it can often be difficult to reconcile our faith with trauma and acts of violence. It is not always to easy to devote the time to work on our…

Historical Ha’Am: “The Founding of Ha’Am” by Zev Yaroslavsky

This week’s Historical Ha’Am article holds a special place in our hearts because it discusses the struggle to found Ha’Am and the benefits that Ha’Am brought to the UCLA Jewish community. We are excited to share the details of our…

Historical Ha’Am: “Getting to Know Yourself” by Calanit Greenberg

This week’s Historical Ha’Am article was chosen because of its relevance to the journey that many of us go through as we navigate our UCLA Jewish journeys. While we are lucky to attend a world-class university of UCLA’s prestige, it…

Historical Ha’Am: “Why the Cover Up? The rhyme and reason for head coverings in the Jewish world” by Debbie Rothberg

This week’s Historical Ha’Am is another informational one. While we are all familiar with traditional head coverings such as the yarmulke, it is likely that not everyone knows the history behind them (I know I didn’t before reading this article!).…

Historical Ha’Am: “Shakespeare and the Jews” by Natasha Zwick

When I was flipping through some old Ha’Am newspapers this week while searching for a Historical Ha’Am article, I came across the title “Shakespeare and the Jews,” and my attention was immediately fully devoted to this piece. As an English…

Historical Ha’Am: “Hate on the Net” by Rachel Miller

Welcome back to campus for the Winter Quarter, Bruins! As you shuffle into your new classes (or back to work, if you don’t attend UCLA as a student), you will likely experience a strong desire to tweet, text, or otherwise…

Historical Ha’Am: “Just Another Day” by Jared Black and Joe Levin

This week’s Historical Ha’Am article criticizes the hatred espoused by 1996 UCLA students toward Zionism and, arguably, Judaism. Selecting this as a Historical Ha’Am article was difficult because as UCLA students, we are proud of our university and struggle with…

Historical Ha’Am: “Strange Bedfellows” by Nathaniel Wyckoff

A note from the Editor: “When searching for an archived article to share online this week, the following article on intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews caught my eye. As the child of a Jewish woman and non-Jewish man, I was…