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…

Berman v. Sherman: Which Jew will take the 30th district?

Here’s a link to our cheat sheet on the differences and similarities between Congressmen Brad Sherman and Howard Berman — two incumbent Jews vying for California’s 30th District (San Fernando Valley): >>Sherman vs. Berman<<

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committed Jewish lesbian at spiritual crossroads

I stumbled upon this letter in the JQY (Jewish Queer Youth) online forum. I found it to encapsulate many of the challenges that Jewish queer individuals must face, and I think that understanding and empathizing with these experiences will truly…