In a nondescript building just south of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, dozens of Christians gathered last week to worship Jesus and celebrate the nation of Israel.
An organization known as “Don’t Buy into Apartheid,” that is part of the “Global BDS Movement,” also known as the “Boycott Divestment Sanctions Campaign,” has declared Saturday, June 20, “World Refugee Day” -- calling on the public to boycott all Israeli products sold at Trader Joe’s stores.
Two years ago, Megan Shield decided to become an egg donor at what is by industry standards, the ripe old age of 30.
Corinne Lightweaver has spent nearly seven years fighting cancer; first diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003, doctors then discovered she had breast cancer in 2007. The stress and anxiety associated with her life-threatening illness had taken a toll on the entire family, including her wife, Stacey Peyer, and their daughter, who at 7 has had a parent with cancer for most of her young life.
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The story is much the same in both Los Angeles and Long Beach: The proposed construction of a senior assisted-living facility has created heated controversy, pitting residents against developers, and, in both instances, laying the groundwork for costly legal battles.
Wearing white masks with eyes surrounded by red paint and streams of red teardrops, a coalition of protesters gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate last week to speak out against Israel’s invasion into Gaza.
A short distance from the area where many historians believe the Talmud was written, Rabbi Jon Cutler leads one of the only functioning synagogues left in Iraq.
The eighth annual Wells Fargo Walk of Ages attracted nearly 1,000 participants and raised approximately $500,000 for Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, the largest single-source provider of senior housing in the city.
While other music fanatics visit Hollywood's nightclubs to discover groundbreaking music, Kun rummages through countless bins at places like the National Council of Jewish Women's thrift shop looking for Jewish records of the past. But he hasn't done it alone.
The Jewish community is feeling the pinch, with rabbis reporting that congregants are either seeking aid from synagogues or expressing fears about prospects in the immediate future. Given the decline in charitable giving, the Jewish community's ability to keep up with demand is diminishing.
Erica began knocking on neighbor's doors, asking for book donations. She also collected books from educators and friends. One month after Erica celebrated her bat mitzvah, she was able to ship approximately 50 boxes of books, including many textbooks for the school children of Buduburam.
"This is not about abortion. This is about a woman's right to choose," Selvin said. "You don't take away rights in a constitution. That's where you safeguard rights."
A recent conference at UCLA's School of Law, "Transboundary Environmental Management in the Arava and Beyond," proposed that Los Angeles might gain some ground regarding its often-contentious water policies if the city turned to Israel's example.
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jon Lovitz signed a contract with Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada last year. The terms were simple: Lovitz was to appear at the comedy club every week for the rest of his life.
High Holy Day revelers beware: Trans fat, created through the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and known to be linked to heart disease, continues to be common among many popular bakery goods, as California's ban has yet to take effect.