Praying With our Feet: Jewish Activism in the Age of Trump

Growing up as an active member of Jewish youth groups and continuing my involvement through Jewish campus groups at UCLA, I have always been fascinated by the history of Jewish activism in America. Practically every American Jewish institution these days…

Meet the Hanflings: UCLA’s New JAM Couple

As we start a fresh academic term on campus, it is only appropriate that we get to know the new family running the Jewish Awareness Movement (JAM) at UCLA, the Hanflings. For those of you unfamiliar with JAM, it is…

Sigma Alpha Mu Engages With Jewish Community

On October 19th, UCLA’s Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, commonly known as “Sammy,” co-sponsored a Sukkot dinner in their Sukkah with the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC). With an¬†attendance of over 30, members of both communities joined together to celebrate…

Jewish wanderlust: Jewish destinations outside of Israel

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust As a graduate embarking on a ‘year off’ before law school, I find myself curious to see the world while the…

Is marrying Jewish still relevant?

Illustration by Angelina Ellyason ________________ With its many laws and customs, Judaism has always valued the sacredness of marriage. Consequently, marrying Jewish has prominently been seen as non-negotiable for many in the Jewish community. The apprehension of assimilation and having…

Connection between Kippah and Hijab

Illustration by Jordana Attias __________________ The print version of this article contained an error and has been changed. See the bottom of the article for more information. If you were to take a walk around the UCLA campus, you would…

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,…

All in the same: a walk through four quarters in “Jerusalem 3D”

My Mother’s Day was spent visiting the mother of all lands, Eretz Israel. After a short drive to the California Science Center in downtown, my family and I were graced with a long line for the sold out screening of…

A guide to Orthodox Jewish weddings

“You got another wedding invitation!” my brother yelled from the kitchen. I couldn’t believe it. It was the fifth one this year! All of a sudden I had this crazy feeling of déjà vu, and soon I realized…the last time…

On the representation of Jews in rap music

Clipse, arguably the greatest coke rap duo of all time, has a Jewish problem. In their successful single “Wamp Wamp,” the pair uses an unfortunate metaphor to describe a step in the process of cooking cocaine: after they remove the…