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At 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, an earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude violently shook the San Fernando Valley, lasting almost 20 seconds.
Does the State Department believe that accounts of ancient Jewish ties to the land of Israel are too sensitive to endorse — or not?
The Obama administration is “deeply disappointed” with a decision by UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural arm, to cancel the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel and is seeking its placement “as soon as…
In Alan Zweibel’s play “Bunny Bunny — Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy,” the saga of his platonic love affair with the famed comedian, Radner first spots Zweibel as…
Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons was one of the many to publicly mourn former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away on Saturday. He was probably one of the few,…
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David have teamed up for a new project, and it’s big. And…well, that’s it.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake and injury spurred Andrea Berger to quit the law firm for which she had been working and change to a career that would incorporate her background as…
A common quest to answer the question “Where’s the beef?” has brought together Jews and Muslims at the University of Southern California (USC).
“The knife afterwards, what should it look like?” asks Rachel Marder, a first-year rabbinical student studying ritual kosher slaughter.
One year ago, Governor Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in California. This should come as no surprise to anyone who lives here (hellloooooo 90 degree January days)! In…
My resolution for the New Year is to make more cholent. Cholent is the traditional Sabbath stew, assembled and put in the oven (or on the stove, or in a…
We’ve decided to dedicate the bar mitzva of our second son to life in the communities of Judea and Samaria, with guests and family from Hebron, Itamar, Eli, Gush Etzion,…
Israel Exits Gaza Strip
A blazing orange sun set over the Mediterranean as Israeli soldiers lowered the country's flag at the army's Gaza headquarters, signifying the end of an era in this sandy strip of land.
Settlement Building to Continue
Ariel Sharon said Israel will continue to build in West Bank settlement blocs despite any U.S. objections.
Egypt Takes Over Gaza Border
Egyptian troops began deploying along the Gaza Strip's southern border. Around 200 border police fanned out along the Egyptian side of the frontier last Friday, with another 550 expected to be posted there this week.
New Orleans Synagogue OK
A historic synagogue in New Orleans suffered internal damage due to Hurricane Katrina, but its exterior is unscathed.
Rabbi and Storm Shelter Nixed
A synagogue in Louisiana is shutting down its shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina and has put its rabbi on administrative leave, JTA has learned.
Russian City Gets New JCC
Jews in St. Petersburg, Russia, marked the dedication of a new Jewish community center.
General in the Sights
A retired Israeli army general narrowly avoided facing war-crimes charges in Britain.
Jewish Terrorist Suspect Dies
An alleged Jewish terrorist died after hanging himself in Israeli police custody.
Brits May Change Holocaust Day
Britain may reportedly change its Holocaust remembrance day to a broader event commemorating other genocides.
Arafat Death Mystery
The cause of Yasser Arafat's death is still unclear, despite the release of his hospital reports.
Google to Open in Israel
Google is planning to open up an office in Israel.