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זכור פן תשכח: Commemorating Kristallnacht 73 Years Later

November 9, 2011 by


On the night of November 9, 1938, Jewish homes, synagogues, shops, and towns all across Nazi Germany and Austria were targeted in a brutal campaign of antisemitic orchestrated violence and vandalism.  Tonight marks the 73rd anniversary of these grisly events. As the mob violence broke out, the German police and crowds of spectators stood idly […]

Rabbi Chaim Addresses Trends In Jewish Academic Success

November 4, 2011 by


“Parents’ Weekend at UCLA” revealed many of the intimate details of Jewish life on campus. One of these details was the extent to which our leadership takes note of our involvement and progress within the greater UCLA community. On Friday evening, moms and dads accompanied their Bruin progeny to Shabbat dinner at the UCLA Hillel […]

Plaskow’s feminist theology lacks one thing — Theology

October 26, 2011 by


Welcome back to Steiner’s Two Cents — the section in which I probe the interaction between feminism and Judaism as it is filtered through traditional text. Last week, I assessed Moshe Meiselman’s “Jewish Woman in Jewish Law,” which, in my opinion, neglects the deeper feminist criticisms of Judaism — namely, the impact of patriarchy on the […]

Ha’Am Staff Parties, Plays, and Brings Peace to the Galaxy

October 24, 2011 by


Rage – /rey-j/ – verb –1. To lose self-control in an impassioned display of anger; “to hold sway with unabated violence” 2. To party hard; excessively enjoying oneself through the consumption of alcohol, music, and dance. THE TREEHOUSE – Music, booze, sex and drugs. These are classical parts of a good party; ingredients, one might […]