Ladino: How a Romantic Jewish Language is Preserved at UCLA

Little is known about the traditional Mediterranean language of Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, aside from its association with Jewish life and history. The popularized and often cited representative of Ladino is probably the familiar “Ocho Kandelikas” Hanukkah song, and even that…

A Peek Inside the National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference

The Students for Justice in Palestine National Conference took place at UCLA over the weekend of Nov. 16-18, 2018. The conference had strict sign-up prerequisites, including limiting registration to six students per school, with the exception of the host university,…

What are Jewish bruins thankful for?

Jackie Schaeffer I am thankful for the dignity that my community shows. More so, I’m thankful for our resilience — thankful that we approach the world with hope.       Orly Termeie I am thankful for my family. My…

Jewkbox: An old group with a new status.

Jewkbox, UCLA’s only Jewish acapella group, was recently approved as an official registered student group last week, allowing for greater resources and funding to come its way. Jewkbox’s registration was initiated in response to the difficulty finding rehearsal space in…

In Unanimous Vote, UCLA Student Association Backs NSJP Conference

In a unanimous vote, 11 members of UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) voted in favor of a resolution which affirmed the 1st Amendment right of National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) to hold a conference at the UCLA…

UCLA’s USAC Passed a Resolution in Support of the 2018 NSJP Conference. Here’s the footage:

USAC meeting on November 13th, 2018 discussing A RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EQUALIZED ACCESS TO UCLA FOR NON-COMMERCIAL SPEECH EVENTS; SPECIFICALLY IN REGARDS TO SJP. Part one. USAC meeting discussing policy and NSJP at UCLA. Part 1. Posted by Ha'Am News…

UCLA’s United Vigil for Tree of Life
U.S. Representative Brad Sherman on Israel and SJP: Interview by Grayson Peters

Congressman Brad Sherman is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California’s 30th Congressional District. Congressman Sherman is Jewish, a member of Encino’s Valley Beth Shalom synagogue, and a strong advocate for Israel. As a Congressman,…

Daily Bruin Cartoon Draws Outrage

Jewish groups condemned the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, Monday morning for publishing what they said is an anti-Semitic cartoon. The cartoon, drawn by Felipe Abejón, depicts Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of the two pillars of the…

Pluralism and the Jewish Community

From Fall 2016 Print Edition, “Transitions” In our era, different societies and communities worldwide advocate pluralism heavily. Pluralism is a uniquely modern idea, in which a society allows — or even encourages — the coexistence of more than one system…