Jewish Journal

Ari L. Goldman

  • Sneakers for Mirjeta

    June 3, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    During my visit to a refugee camp in Macedonia with a group of 16 American Jews last week, a waif-like girl wearing a dusty black-and-red parka stood on her toes to peer into my notebook.

    She was painfully thin, had big black eyes, short black hair and a huge smile. Instinctively, I...

  • On Jews and Judaism

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Ann Terrick, the rabbi's secretary, said that her boss wasn't taking calls but that she would dial him anyway. It's been a little more than two months since Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin, 77, was felled by a mild heart attack, but his voice booms through the receiver as he picks up the phone....
  • Community

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Setting a Conciliatory Tone

    By Ari L Goldman

    Yossef Kanefsky and Ed Feinstein belong to an emerging generation of brash, younger Los Angeles rabbis who are distinguishing themselves by enthusiastically -- and openly -- embracing Jews who hold dramatically different beliefs.

    At a...

  • Turn Off the TV

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    What's the biggest problem facing today's high school graduate? Separating fantasy from reality. And television is the culprit.

    That's the view of Steven Carr Reuben, the rabbi of Kehillath Israel in Pacific Palisades, who specializes in teaching parents how to raise ethical children...