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By Fay Milman
Did you know that Persian Jews hit each other with scallions while singing “Dayenu,” or that Ethopian Jews break all dishes in their home, just to make new ones? Well, Passover is a holiday where families of different ethnicities can incorporate their own traditions and rituals into their own celebrations.
In my Russian-Jewish family, the food at my seder may be different from the traditional fare. Alongside typical Jewish food, such as matzah ball soup, gefilte fish and chopped liver, my mother incorporates several homemade Russian dishes. These Russian favorites include salad olivya (potato salad), venegred (beet salad) and zharkoya (meat resembling a brisket). Read more »
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By Devon Lantry
Humans are a bit weird with food. As soon as we have the luxury to choose when and what to eat, we start to do weird stuff. We spiritualize feasting and fasting, ritualize bizarre meal ceremonies and assign food magical qualities or strict class distinctions.
Maasai males in Africa, from the age of 14 to 34, subsist exclusively on raw meat, raw blood and raw milk from their cattle to keep themselves at peak shape. The wealthy of Indonesia filter their coffee beans through a cat (feed them to a cat and then pick them out of the cat’s poop) before roasting them. Read more »
By Megan Miller
Blue Dog Tavern Happy Hour. Photo: Megan Miller
How many of you worry about money? Do you ever think about how you can lead a social and productive lifestyle whilst being financially responsible? Most of you are probably nodding your head or thinking that is relevant to you – most college students have a hectic social life but a tight budget. Living in Los Angeles can be expensive, but here are some tips that will leave you and your wallet satisfied. This month: Happy Hours!
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By The Young Yentas, Advice Mavens
I don’t know how to deal with stress. It seems the more stressed I get, the more I just think about how stressed out I am. Any advice?
Unfortunately, stress is very common, but there are a few things that you can do to help yourself feel better. The most important variable that applies to stress is time management. Don’t procrastinate! Manage your time wisely so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Read more »
ASAJU convened on Dec. 10 to future events and current concerns. Photo: Sara Gold.
By Nicole Horowitz
ASAJU had a lunchtime meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 to discuss many issues concerning AJU.
President Mike Granin discussed the importance of concessions during events to raise money.
Another issue brought up was from Treasurer Ziv Ben-Yehuda. He discussed that, although his Menchies event fell through, instead, the business ethics class helped a homeless shelter. Ben-Yehuda also mentioned bringing up a new system for announcements in which members of the ASAJU quickly explain events during the beginning of a class period. Read more »