Jewish Journal

Adam Wills

  • Holy Homer! Sacha Baron Cohen guides Simpsons through Jerusalem in March 28 episode

    March 23, 2010 | 7:07 pm

    For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united — in anger at Homer Simpson, who believes he’s the Messiah in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”

    Set to air nationally on March 28, the Sunday before Passover begins, which is also Palm Sunday, “The Greatest Story...

  • Donors Protest Israeli Professor’s Op-ed

    August 26, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    Neve Gordon, the Ben-Gurion University political science professor whose Aug. 20 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled “Boycott Israel” described Israel as an “apartheid state,” has drawn protests and threats of cutting off funding for the school by some U.S. donors.


  • Mouth, Skin Sores Could Be Sign of Something More

    April 8, 2009 | 11:53 pm

    Kaye Kent eats oatmeal or Cream of Wheat for breakfast most mornings. If she actually liked hot cereal it wouldn’t be so bad, but she doesn’t have a choice.

    She can’t eat anything harder than bread without the crust or foods that are acidic, spicy or seasoned. She can’t have...

  • Genetic research can open book on Jewish identity—for good and bad

    December 10, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Father William Sanchez wears a Star of David pendant on the same chain as his crucifix, and he keeps a menorah in his parish office. After a DNA test confirmed his Sephardic roots, the Albuquerque priest has been actively reconciling this discovery with his Catholic beliefs....
  • Delivery chef unable to savor his culinary success

    September 3, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    Crab cakes drizzled with zesty chipotle lime sauce and peppercorn brandy glazed pork loin are a few of the entrées The Fresh Diet delivers to clients. But its Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, who developed most of the dishes offered on the meal-delivery program's menu, has never...
  • When challah becomes the bread of affliction

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Rabbi Marvin Hier fondly recalls bakery-fresh buns and muffins in his lunch when he attended yeshiva. He also admits to a penchant for challah.

    "I didn't just nosh on a piece of challie. I could have, on Friday and Shabbos, two slices, three slices of challie at the same meal. And...

  • Missing matzah? Itâ??s a chain store problem

    April 21, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The hunt for matzah stretched beyond the afikomen this year. A matzah shortage this week left many Southern California shoppers driving to multiple supermarkets in search of the unleavened bread, which plays a leading role during Passover seders and is used throughout the week.