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Check out our Winter 2012 issue on Issuu!

June 10, 2012


>>Ha’Am Winter 2012: Difficult Questions<<

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

June 5, 2012


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<<

Center for Jewish Studies: Spring 2012 Course Listing

March 11, 2012


Click here to see the upcoming courses offered by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies!

March 11: UCLA Center for Jewish Studies brings Jewish music to campus

March 6, 2012


Proudly presents a Recital of Jewish and Jewish-themed Music   Performed by members of the UCLA voice and instrumental departments, as well as members of the UCLA Chorale                                     Concert will include works by Maurice Ravel, Lazar Weiner, Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giuseppe Verdi, undergraduate music composition major JACK LIPSON, and more! Sunday, March 11, […]

Ha’Am blogging: 2011 in review

December 31, 2011


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for our blog! Click here to see the complete report. This quarter, we had readers in countries as distant as Libya, Rwanda, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, the Philippines, Germany, Russia, France, the Netherlands, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Australia, and New […]

Rabbi Rupp answers a common question about Judaism and science

December 5, 2011


Question:  “Rabbi, I’m a cultural Jew; I support the US-Israel relationship, and I am proud to be Jewish. But let’s be honest, I believe that by now we can rely on science as the best way to explain our world.” Answer: Great points, and you’re right – you should be proud of the Jews and […]

Split Syria: Assad, the Arab League, & the Jewish State

November 30, 2011


by Adam J. Deutsch Over the last eight months, nonviolent protests have erupted across Syria; while the central regions including Homs and Hama have been particular hotbeds of revolution for organized youth, protesters have also gathered in the suburbs of Damascus, the southern province of Daraa, and the northern provinces of Aleppo, Idib, and Hassakeh. […]

I Am a Militant Man: a poem by Joshua Melamed

November 23, 2011


I am a militant man, because I have been conditioned to be a militant man. I never asked to have the urge to wield a weapon, to want to delve into battle, to gallop terribly against my fellow man. I was born immaculate, so innocent, still, I was turned fierce and unyielding. I am a […]

Palestinian ‘freedom riders': the protest we’ve been waiting for?

November 16, 2011


Israeli police have detained six Palestinians dubbed West Bank Freedom Riders who boarded a Jerusalem-bound bus used by Jewish settlers. The activists say they drew inspiration from 1960s US civil rights demonstrators who campaigned under the same name against segregated buses. Palestinians from the West Bank are not allowed to cross into Jerusalem without Israeli […]

גלעד שליט חוזר הביתה – Gilad Shalit Comes Home

October 18, 2011


Gilad Shalit, the Israel soldier held captive for five years by Hamas, has been freed today in Gaza in return for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. Gilad’s first statements (in an apparently coerced interview by Egyptian media): “Obviously I missed my family a lot and also all my friends. I missed meeting normal […]

committed Jewish lesbian at spiritual crossroads

October 2, 2011


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 enrich our community.   Hi everyone, I wrote to the group a while back to […]

The Fountainheads Advise Us to Dip Our Apples

September 28, 2011


The Fountainheads are a group of young Israeli dancers, singers, actors and artists, all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership. This year, they commemorate Rosh Hashanah with yet another Judaicized rendition of a radio favorite – this time Shakira‘s “Waka Waka.” Recycling the traditional lines that we hear incessantly around this time […]


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