Jewish and Christian interfaith dialogue: loving Israel and loving each other

There were 19 people seated around the large oval table on the third floor of Hillel at UCLA. On Friday, April 12, the Berman Library (colloquially dubbed the Zionist Library as a tribute to the content of a multitude of…

Shtar shines at UCLA

Shtar (meaning “Talmudic contract” in Hebrew), a Jerusalem-based hip-hop group, made a stop on their tour at the UCLA Jewish Awareness Movement house on Thursday, April 11. Originally created by two Yeshiva students, Ori ‘M’Ori’ Murray and Brad ‘Binyamin Adam’…

Elliott Abrams, national security official to two presidents, comes to UCLA

Wearing a red tie, Elliott Abrams, the renowned American diplomat who served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush — most recently as Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy — could be seen talking with a friend…

Ha’Am Winter 2013 Print Issue: A Look At Jewish Traditions at Home and Abroad

In case you missed Ha’Am’s Winter 2013 Print Issue, you can now read all the articles and see the complete PDF online. Enjoy!

A memorial to Daniel Pearl and democracy, featuring lecture from Condoleezza Rice

A gentle nudge in the back, a graceful shuffle forward past the competing person to the right — exciting muttering and the loud patter of feet eagerly moving toward two open doors filled the entrance to Korn Convocation Hall in…

A move toward accommodating different religious beliefs

College can be stressful enough without having to deal with religious concerns. When Shabbat or Jewish holidays come around, they should not be cause for anxiety, embarrassment, or any other strains due to class and exam conflicts. Enter the Jewish…

Gershon Baskin speaks about Gilad Shalit release

When the news broke that kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit had been released, we celebrated, all of us. My friends and I called and e-mailed home, exclaiming at the news, and joined in the bittersweet jubilation from our Jerusalem apartments,…

Hussein Ibish offers post-election analysis of Israeli-Palestinian stalemate at UCLA

This past Thursday afternoon, Professor David Myers — chair of UCLA’s Department of History and scholar of modern Jewish intellectual history — hosted an informal discussion with Dr. Hussein Ibish, bringing together a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students…

Celebrating 40 years of Ha’Am

Black and white with small, cramped lettering running down the side of the page. It hits a break and disappears in the white expanse of empty space. Larger font, then a sea of sentences swimming together. A photo, maybe. Gray,…

A positive portrayal of Israel, presented by Ambassador Ido Aharoni

Positively Israel! Changing the world for the better. This was the title of Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Ido Aharoni’s address to the students and community members assembled at UCLA Hillel on Tuesday night, December 4. Elderly…