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…

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…

USAC Elections: Candidate Statements on Jewish Community and Anti-Semitism

Ha’Am reached out to USAC candidates and asked them, if elected, how they would represent the Jewish community at the student government council table. Introductions and voting solicitations have been redacted. Candidate statements have not been otherwise edited. Contested offices:…

That’s a Wrap: A Message From the Editor in Chief, Winter 2019

How often do you leave Westwood? When you’re a Jewish student at UCLA, it’s hard to find the time, between classes, studies, campus organizations, and social life to even think about the possibility of taking a day off for a…

Ha’Am Newsmagazine for Winter 2019 Print Released
https://issuu.com/jacobelijahgoldberg/docs/final_ha_am_winter_document An incredible thank you is due to our incredible designers Ezra Einhorn and Margalit Zimand for all their hard work and dedication to this beautiful publication.
The Call for Accessible Kosher Eats at UCLA Finds Answers in O.K.T.

An interview with Hillel caterer Ruth Hurwitz reveals that her company, Our Kosher Table (O.K.T.), was the food provider UCLA needed to catch up with other universities that offered Kosher meal options on campus. OKT came to UCLA during a…

Please, for the love of God, can we stop talking about Israel and Palestine?

Is there a single issue more polarizing – especially on the UCLA campus –  than the Israel-Palestine conflict? At first glance, it’s a strange wedge issue. Every year, without fail, separate camps dutifully scrounge up last year’s visual aids, take…

Students for Justice in Palestine Fails to Appreciate Nuance, Value Truth

This week, Students for Justice in Palestine is holding its annual “Palestine Awareness Week,” a rebranding of their Israel Apartheid Week. Typically, this week serves as little more than an opportunity to spread false or misleading information about the state…