Jewish Journal

Alexandra J. Wall

  • Jews and Palestinians talk peace under NorCal pines

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Suleiman al-Khatib told his story at Tawonga's Peacemakers Camp two years ago, the fact that he had spent 10 years in prison for stabbing an Israeli soldier made him stand out among the participants. He pledged at that time to stay involved with Tawonga, and bring back many more...
  • Victor Haim Perera

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Victor Haim Perera was haunted by a curse. His great-grandfather, Rabbi Yitzhak Moshe Perera of Jerusalem, had warned his sons and grandsons never to leave the Holy Land without consent "from now to eternity."

    The author of "The Cross and the Pear Tree: A Sephardic Journey," a...

  • A Tough Call

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Yossi Amrani had a difficult phone call to make on Monday.

    The consul general of Israel in San Francisco placed a call to Craig and Cynthia Corrie of Charlotte, N.C., to express his condolences over the death of their daughter.

    Rachel Corrie, 23, a senior at Evergreen State...

  • Bringing Back Traditions

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The new Reform guidelines for converts to Judaism will have little effect on the many Reform rabbis who already employ many of the traditional practices suggested.

    The guidelines, adopted last week by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Reform movement's rabbinical...