Jewish Journal

Yaakov Arnold

  • Virtual Exchange

    December 28, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The world gets smaller every day.

    Thanks to technological tools such as the Internet and e-mail, people in the United States can easily communicate with others around the globe -- if they speak one another's language. Enter Jenny Kopeliof.

    Kopeliof, who teaches Spanish at Milken...

  • Beyond Chinese and a Movie

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    What's a Jew to do on Christmas?

    There's no work, the malls are closed and only the most die-hard football fan finds solace watching the Oahu Bowl.

    It's the most awkward time of the year.

    "Christmas is an uncomfortable day for Jews," says Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, director of...

  • Yiddish in Immersion L.A.

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As a little girl, Miriam Koral was fluent in Yiddish, both its language and culture. The child of survivors of the Holocaust and Stalinist gulags, Yiddish was the language her parents spoke to her.

    Throughout her youth, Koral would spend hours in a Yiddish library, housed on the...

  • Facing Vouchers

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Along with choosing the next leader of the free world, come Nov. 7, when Californians enter the polling booth, they will be asked to decide what many believe will be the fate of public education in this state.

    If passed, Proposition 38, the school voucher initiative, will give parents...

  • Touching Base

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    With the escalation of violence in the Middle East, many within Los Angeles' Jewish community are turning to the local chapters of organizations that raise money or garner support for Israel to gather information, lend their support or as a way of voicing their opinions.

    "It will...

  • A Place of Their Own

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Reuben Dahan lives just down the block from his nearest synagogue. Yet every Shabbat, for the past seven years, Dahan, an Israeli immigrant who grew up in Petach Tikvah, has gone the extra mile, literally, to worship at a place he calls his spiritual home.

    "I live near Chabad,"...

  • My Father’s Blessing

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, as is the custom in my family, I will receive a Yom Kippur blessing from my father. The image of my father gathering me in his tallis, placing his hands on my head and asking God to grant me a good year is one of my fondest childhood memories. My father concludes his...
  • Challenging Hate

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Two teenage boys were arrested Sun., Sept. 24, in connection with the ransacking of classrooms and painting of swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of the West Valley Hebrew Academy in Woodland Hills.

    Police officers, responding to a call from a neighbor who apparently...