ARTiculations: Week 7

This week’s ARTiculation is by our Internal Managing Editor, Devorah Friedman: My high school has a comprehensive arts program, teaching skills from Hebrew and English calligraphy to watercolors and the underappreciated art of paper cutting. Senior year culminated in a…

L’Chaim to our furry friends

On a shivery Shabbat night in Israel, I was shocked to see callousness towards animal cruelty. My friends are I were spending the weekend away from seminary in Ashkelon. After Friday night dinner, we, like all the other youths in…

‘The Most Influential Rabbi in America’ on Judaism, college, and dating

Photo courtesy of Rabbi Wolpe ______________ Entering Rabbi David Wolpe’s office in Sinai Temple was a surreal experience for me. The last time I came to his office, I was 13 years old and with my parents; we all discussed…

Jamaican and Jewish: overcoming adversity and finding G-d

Photo by Elinor Samuel ____________ Hughlin Boyd, a UCLA PhD candidate, frequenter of Hillel, and successful lawyer and politician, shares his story about how he crossed countries and cultures to reach his goals despite the challenges he has faced. Boyd,…

Matzah meals: Easy kosher-for-Passover recipes

Whether you’re at home, in the dorms, or at an off-campus apartment, Passover brings a change in menu options. Never fear; a diet of buttered matzah isn’t your only alternative to pricey kosher-for-Passover meal plans! We’ve put together recipes for…

Legend of Lilith: Vision of Golem

Legend of Lilith: Legend of Golem

Purim Katan: the irregular holiday

If you regularly peruse a Hebrew calendar, you probably know that Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot are in the month of Tishrei, Chanukah is in Kislev, Purim is in Adar, Passover is in Nisan, and Shavuot is in Sivan.…

Aftermath of “Aftermath”

Accusations of “Jew” and “anti-Polish agitator” have not been so openly splashed across Polish newspapers since the heights of National Socialism and communism.This public outcry has been inspired by Aftermath, a Holocaust-related drama by Władysław Pasikowski, which has been dubbed…

Happy Chanukah from the Ha’Am staff

We hope that you are having a wonderful week celebrating Chanukah (and Thanksgivukah)!

How Israel can change a Jew’s life

America is a melting pot of cultures, and it is undeniable that the distinctions setting apart each culture are slowly deteriorating. According to the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, Jews make up approximately 10% of the UCLA population. Surrounded by…