From proxy to president: concerns about USAC Presidential Candidate Morris Sarafian

Photo courtesy of Austin Yu / Daily Bruin Senior Staff ____________________________________________________ Ha’Am, as well as many major national media outlets, have discussed ad nauseam the anti-Semitic comments and/or troubling voting record of USAC council members Fabienne Roth, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, Sofia…

Resolution condemning anti-Semitism passes at UCLA with 12-0-0 vote

On Tuesday, Mar. 10, UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council voted on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution was drafted by leaders in the Jewish Bruin community, and gained support via signatures from 17 organizations across campus — including Hillel at…

President Barack Obama — what it’s like to have an anti-Semitic president

It’s no surprise that President Obama has once again shocked the world with his outrageous and ignorant comments of anti-Semitism. After the attack at the Hyper Cacher kosher market in Paris in early January — committed by a man claiming…

Editorial: Council members’ discussion of Rachel Beyda’s qualifications for USAC Judicial Board anti-Semitic

On Tuesday night, the Undergraduate Students Association Council evaluated the qualifications of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major, as a potential justice for its Judicial Board. Appointed by USAC President Avinoam Baral, she proved herself to be extremely qualified for…

UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies: a post-AMCHA look

UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies lies at the end of a labyrinthine hallway near the top of the beady-eyed and waffle-patterned maroon edifice that is Bunche Hall. If you haven’t been there before, it can be difficult to find.…

Why Are Student Leaders and Jewish Bruins Under Attack at UCLA?

There will always be that one person who does not like you. There will always be that one person who thinks you can do no right. And while you acknowledge your own faults, that one person sees them as far…

“Matar judíos”: fizzy lemonade or the call to kill Jews?

León, Spain: a young man out with some friends decides to indulge in the tradition of drinking spiked, carbonated lemonade during Holy Week (the week preceding and culminating in Easter). “Let’s go get some lemonade,” he suggests. “Let’s go kill…

Problems in Poland

From the shady unveiling of an infamous blood libel painting that could only perhaps be excused in the name of art, to far more egregious transgressions against not just the Jewish community but any veteran and survivor of the Second…

Religiously ROTC: the pros and cons of being Jewish in the US military

Rising tuition has long been a favorite gripe of college students, as those of us not blessed with the resources to get through education attempt to reconcile the harsh reality of paying many thousands of dollars per year and possibly…

Losing Their Religion: American Jewry

In his 1997 work “American Pastoral,” novelist Philip Roth depicts the tragic decline of an assimilated Jew, Seymour “Swede” Levov, and his family in a New Jersey suburb. In doing so, Roth underlines a recurring theme throughout American Jewish literature…