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…

Photo Essay: Pro-Israel Rally in LA and on campus
LA Rally Photos by Talia Kamdjou, Campus Rally Photos by Tessa Nath
War on campus: Gaza rocket disaster brought to UCLA

Free free Palestine. Long live the intifada. Intifada. Intifada. Thursday, November 15 witnessed these slogans ring forth from the mouths of students on the lawn in front of Kerckhoff Hall. About 30 students gathered with signs declaring “Free Palestine,” “Stop…

New man on campus: Rabbi Avner Engel, JAM’s latest addition

The pitter-patter of tiny feet thundering upon a polished wood floor — socks and little legs moving as fast as the laws of physics can carry them — sound in the sparsely-furnished room. Little trains chug soundlessly on the left…

The Olive Tree Initiative’s ‘Month of Ideas’: conflict education through humor, food, and constant debate

Throughout the month of May, the Olive Tree Initiative at UCLA planned a series of events aimed at educating the campus community and offering a forum for civil discourse and debate about international conflict resolution. These events attracted students of…

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