Jewish Journal

  • It Requires Some Work to Ensure a Happy Retirement

    by Amy Klein

    May 20, 2009 | 4:48 pm

    Although most working stiffs imagine retired life to be heaven, “A life of incessant recreation and indolence is enough to drive any business entity...

  • Oldest Jewish Immigrant From Iran Arrives in L.A.

    by Karmel Melamed

    March 25, 2009 | 4:45 am

    After living in Iran for more than a century, witnessing the rise and fall of three kings and the upheaval of an Islamic revolution 30 years ago,...

  • Grandma Who?

    By Eileen Douglas

    March 25, 2009 | 4:41 am

    Growing up, I called my grandmother Grandma.

    We were Jewish, but also American. There was never any question but that my grandma would be Grandma. Even...

  • Never Too Old to Write a Letter ... of Torah

    By Lee Barnathan, Contributing Writer

    March 25, 2009 | 4:38 am

    The Jewish Home for the Aging has never had a Torah it could call its own. Since the home first opened in 1912, synagogues or individuals have donated...

  • Sun Blessing After 28 Years

    by Jane Ulman

    March 25, 2009 | 4:34 am

    April 8 marks the Blessing of the Sun.

    “The Blessing of the son?” asks my fourth-born, Danny, who coincidentally turns 18 on the same day.


  • Reunion Misgivings Give Way to Pride, Inspiration

    by Roberto Loiederman

    January 22, 2009 | 6:08 pm

    The e-mail was short and to the point: Several members of my 1952-1954 class at Garrison Junior High in northwest Baltimore — Class 215 — were holding...

  • ‘Original Grandparents’ Blog From Boyle Heights

    by Dikla Kadosh

    January 22, 2009 | 5:21 pm

    Barbara Cooper recalls being a snob when she was 14 years old. She and her family moved from New York to Los Angeles in the 1920s, and the predominantly...

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