When UCLA librarian Jonnie Hargis this month sent out an e-mail to everyone on the library's list, he had no idea the chaos he'd cause on campus.
Hargis wrote in his e-mail that United States taxpayers "fund and arm a state called Israel, which is responsible for untold thousands upon thousands of deaths of Muslim Palestinian children and civilians." He ended his message with: "So, who are the 'terrorists' anyway?"
College can be a time for Jewish students to further explore their Judaism -- religiously, socially and politically. The following is a compilation of resources available to Jewish students and a summary of what these groups are doing on campus.
No matter which synagogue L.A. Jews will attend this High Holy Days season, they will all partake in Kol Nidre Services, recite prayers, hear the blowing of the shofar, and ask for forgiveness for the sins committed in the past year. Year after year, the same symbolic rituals are performed out of a sense of duty and obligation to 3,000-year old traditions.
Many Jewish students are opting not to study abroad in Israel this year due to the tense security situation.