Legendary pop musician Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.
If you know someone in the Los Angeles area whose great work on behalf of others goes unsung or undersung, who doesn't get paid for what he or she does (or doesn't get paid near enough), whose life is the embodiment of the values of menschlikeit, tsedaka and gmilut hassidim
Images continue to come in from Israel-Gaza conflict. Photos by Reuters
More images from Israel and the Gaza Strip as Operation Pillar of Defense continues. Photos by Reuters
Images from Israel and the Gaza Strip as Operation Pillar of Defense continues. Photos by Reuters
The IDF has dispersed warning leaflets above several locations in the Gaza Strip. This video is from Nov. 15, over Khan Yunis.
The IDF targeted Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 14.
Here is the Twitter feed from IDF.
This year, we return to the wisdom offered by our rabbis during the High Holy Days in years past. What follows are excerpts from some exceptional sermons and High Holy Days writings; many more voices could have been included, of course, but we hope this will inspire you to revisit your own synagogues’ archives.
I'd like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday's victims and with the utmost respect for the people and the police/fire/medical/political forces of Aurora and all who seek to comfort and aid these victims.
In the summer of 2008, when he was 20, James Holmes was known as a quiet counselor at Camp Max Straus in Los Angeles County, liked by his campers.
As details have emerged about the background of the now 24-year-old suspected shooter at the midnight massacre at an Aurora, Colo. showing of a Batman sequel on July 20, an unwanted media spotlight has fallen on the 110 acre camp in the Verdugo Mountains run by Jewish Big Brothers and sisters of Los Angeles.
“I’m looking at us all over TMZ,” said one former staff member contacted by The Jewish Journal. “There’s my picture, it’s crazy.”
Shmuel Rosner's live Twitter feed
This is a recording of a live broadcast from Wed. May, 15, 2012.
The Jewish Journal is seeking nominations for our "Outstanding Seniors" issue. We are looking for high school seniors who have distinguished themselves as role models and leaders, either by taking on causes and following through with action, or by personally overcoming odds and thus inspiring others. These may be students who excel academically, or students who excel in other areas. Strong nominees will have a good story to tell, a narrative that explains who they are and how they came to accomplish so much.
Last year, we started our Top Jew of the Year list by featuring “Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.” For 2011, however, we had to readjust our thinking a bit. Below, a list of Jews in the News, with the best of the Tribe up top, and the rest…well, you’ll see.
For more Gold, check out his video from the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Bill Funt parodies Adam Sandler's holiday gem, 'The Hanukkah Song.'
Hundreds of cars around you, the sound of car horns filling the air and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn't have left the house...
In Dennis Prager's last two columns on JewishJournal.com, he explained why he is skeptical about global warming.
Yossi Klein Halevi talks to UCLA's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies.
JewishJournal.com goes to the Kotel in Jerusalem to document the observance of Tisha B'av, the day marking the destruction of the temples.
Adam Sandler will voice the lead role of Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D family comedy Hotel Transylvania.
Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about giving in to one of the pitfalls of fame. In the new issue of GQ magazine, the actor reveals that while shooting "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," he drank a lot on set.
Is Charlie Sheen prepared to sit quietly for two hours while comedians and ill-wishers alike mercilessly hurl insults in his direction? We're going to find out.
Watch the U.S. Independence Day Bash in Israel live at 7 P.M.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News to discuss "media bias," Sunday. Stewart, who recently appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show on the same network, argued that Fox news viewers are "misinformed" and called host Chris Wallace "insane."
A woman who called for circumcision to be banned is an associate of the Board of Deputies.
A federal judge who ruled against a ban on same-sex marriage in California and later revealed that he is gay showed no evidence he was prejudiced in the case, according to a ruling Tuesday.
Anti-Smurf or anti-Semitic
The roast of Facebook (and a little myspace bashing)
Jon Stewart on Anthony Weiner
A device believed to be a pipe bomb exploded about [6:45am]. Thursday in the parking lot of a Jewish temple in Santa Monica, authorities said. No details were available regarding injuries or damage.
The Center for Sport and Jewish Life is seeking essays on the prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States for its sixth annual Sport and Jewish Life essay contest, “Mitzvah-Minded: Promoting Fitness in Our Communities.”
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
TRIBE Live Events and Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary proudly present, "Have Jews given up on the Ten Commandments?" A panel discussion featuring: David Hazony, Rabbi David Woznica, Carol Bakhos. Moderated by David Suissa
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered "any assistance" and stated that the "citizens of Israel stand beside you at this difficult time" in a letter to his Japanese counterpart, Naoto Kan.
Purim spoof cover
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Japan, the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.
Eight weeks after the tragic shooting in Arizona Jared Lee Loughner was indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder Friday.
Eight weeks after the tragedy that struck Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords continues to recover in Houston.
President Obama condemned Libya's violent response to recent protests Wednesday. "These actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency." Obama said with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beside him, "This violence must stop."