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Kosher Korner: Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 23, 2012 by

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Despite the sweltering LA weather, it is indeed fall.  What better way to usher in autumn than with a delicious pumpkin spice latte? Although many coffee shops offer tasty fall drinks, it’s often difficult to find kosher options and even more of a challenge to afford specialty drinks on a college budget. Fret not! With […]

Blurring democracy: the Orthodox vision of respecting women

October 21, 2012 by

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It was my first time at the Western Wall. It should have been a beautiful and emotional moment, one that allowed me to connect to the history of the Jewish people. And yet, something irked me. Perhaps it was the shoulder and knee coverings I was required to wear in the brutal heat. Perhaps I […]

Yiddishkayt’s Helix Project: a modern adventure into the forgotten Yiddish past

October 16, 2012 by

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Cobblestone paths and narrowly winding streets. Freshly painted yellow buildings and crumbling courtyards boarded up in disrepair. Vilnius, summer 2012, or as the Yiddish speaking Jewish population called it prior to World War II, Vilna, the Jerusalem of Lithuania. Ten people walked together, running their hands along forgotten walls and snapping close-up pictures of white […]

‘Outfitters’ of outrage: Urban Outfitters sells ‘Holocaust t-shirt’ and offends

September 13, 2012 by

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Popular retailer Urban Outfitters is known for catering to the so-called ‘hipster’ culture, and it does so by incorporating influences from past decades into their vintage, bohemian, and retro clothing lines. According to the company’s website, Urban Outfitters’ “established ability to…connect with [customers] on an emotional level is the reason for [its] success.” One particular […]

Answering the call: Jerusalem Online U as a supplementary education for college students and beyond

September 13, 2012 by

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The Problem: anti-Semitism on American university campuses In order to make life a little simpler and to make sense of a chaotic world, humans subconsciously overlook pressing problems, preventing themselves from seeing the harsh reality in front of them and focusing on a delusional form of safety instead. We can no longer ignore the growing […]

Reading Yeshayahu Leibowitz: a Jewish philosophy for the twenty-first century

September 13, 2012 by

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Questions about Judaism’s place within Israeli society have been around since before the existence of the Jewish state, but there have been few coherent answers put forward. One of the most outspoken voices on this issue, as well as others relating to Jewish identity in the State-of-Israel era, was the scientist, teacher, and philosopher Yeshayahu […]

Check out our Winter 2012 issue on Issuu!

June 10, 2012 by

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