Jewish Journal

Flight from Hell

By David Suissa

June 30, 2009 | 10:01 pm

I’m off to Jerusalem for 10 days to study at the Hartman Institute, and I’ve been asked to “blog my trip.” So, in theory, if you check out this “Postcards from Jerusalem” blog... read on

  • Is Al Franken Jewish?  Are You Kidding?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2009 | 4:35 pm

    How Jewish Is Al Franken?

    The Minnesota Supreme Court just declared that Democrat Al Franken is the winner in the Minnesota Senate race, beating out incumbent Norm Coleman. 

    That’s the perfect opportunity to explore just how the new senator from Minnesota views his faith.

    “I... read on

  • What happens to Michael Jackson’s Jewish kids?

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 27, 2009 | 4:50 pm

    Following the first wave of Michael Jackson mania, pundits are now speculating whether his two older children will be returned to the custody of their Jewish mother, Debbie Rowe, which, by extension, makes son Prince Michael I, 12, and daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11, also... read on


    By JewishJournal.com

    June 26, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    The following images are photos from a Michael Jackson auction.  In the midst of financial troubles, Jackson decided to auction off a number of his belongings through Julien’s Auctions.  He later had second thoughts and sued for the return of some items.  Jackson and Julien’s... read on

  • Kings pick first Israeli in NBA draft

    By Adam Wills

    June 26, 2009 | 12:33 am

    The Sacramento Kings used their 23rd pick to make history Thursday night by tapping Maccabi Tel Aviv shooting guard Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Some in the crowd waved Israeli flags after the announcement at Madison Square Garden... read on

  • The Day I Sang for Michael Jackson

    By David Suissa

    June 25, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    “Sing me your favorite melody, David”, Michael Jackson said to me.

    I was sitting alone with Michael in one of the many living rooms at his Neverland ranch in the summer of 2000, and we were talking about melodies.

    I had come up to see him because we were planning to discuss him... read on

  • Big Sunday Director California’s 2009 Nonprofit Leader of the Year

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 25, 2009 | 1:36 am

    David Levinson, who founded Big Sunday as a Mitzvah Day at Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles and grew it into a nonprofit organization that attracted 50,000 volunteers of all ages for a weekend of giving back in May has been named by Governor Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver... read on

  • Israeli Casspi set to make NBA history

    By Adam Wills

    June 24, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    Thursday will likely be a historic day for the NBA. Omri Casspi, a small forward for Maccabi Tel Aviv, is expected to become the first Israeli taken in the draft. With Portland nabbing the 22nd pick from Dallas, they move ahead of Sacramento (23rd), which had been eyeing Casspi.... read on

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