Being Jew-“ish”

Franchesca Spektor/Staff

  Once, while standing in the lunch line of my private preparatory middle school, I turned to the boy behind me, who was decked out in purple converse and a Blink-182 shirt, and offered him some Skittles. He replied quickly: “I don’t want anything from your dirty Jew hands.” My
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Vote for peace: Vote no on BDS

BDS is a highly controversial movement that openly seeks to isolate Israeli academics, businesses and cultural institutions as well as ostracize Israel from the international community. Our union is motivated by good intentions — to end Palestinian suffering — but BDS is short-sighted and counterproductive and effectively institutionalizes discrimination.
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The Jewish community isn’t united against Mohabbat

As Jews, we are taught to be opinionated. From pronunciations of hummus to international politics, the phrase “Two Jews, three opinions” is true with often frustrating frequency. Given these varying opinions, when the Daily Cal runs an op-ed that makes categorical statements about the Jewish community and its values, it’s
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Why can’t we all be friends?

We are, but we can’t seem to agree on Israel-Palestine

On Sept. 15, by a vote of 12 to 0, and 2 abstentions, the UC Student Association, which represents hundreds of thousands of students at all the UC campuses, passed a resolution condemning recent attempts to censure boycott and divestment efforts by Palestinian human rights activists on campus, and demanding
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