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Jewish Blog-Con: Too Sexy for This Convention

By Orit Arfa

September 15, 2009 | 11:46 am

Orit sits next to David Kelsey of Jewcy.com (Credit: Jacob Richman)

I was definitely a minority at the Nefesh B’Nefesh International Bloggers Convention that took place on September 13 in Jerusalem: single, non-observant, disillusioned with Zionism—and... read on

  • JBlog NOW!

    By Orit Arfa

    September 13, 2009 | 9:10 am

    I’m currently sitting in a session on “The Business of Blogging” taking place in Jerusalem at the Nefesh B’Nefesh Second International Jewish Bloggers Convention.

    Stay tuned for summaries of the sessions or check out www.jbloggers.com and catch some of the convention live on-line!

  • Are Jewish Youth Lost?

    By Orit Arfa

    September 11, 2009 | 7:59 am

    I was interviewed yesterday on an Israeli late night news talk show, “M’Hayom L’Machar” (From Today to Tomorrow), as one of the bloggers participating in the Second Annual Jewish Convention taking place this Sunday. They asked me what I thought of this controversial Israeli... read on

  • New Fed Prez by Tonight?? **Pre-Shabbat Update**

    By Rob Eshman

    September 10, 2009 | 9:49 pm


    Don’t be alarmed if you see three puffs of smoke coming from the Federation building at 6505 Wilshire Blvd. tomorrow.  Our sources say that the committee that will select the next president of the Jewish Federation will meet tonight—either at Fed headquarters or at the home of... read on

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  • My Haredi Headwound

    By Orit Arfa

    September 9, 2009 | 6:32 pm

    You’ll never believe it. I was walking down an alleyway in the Old City of Jerusalem with my mother, when, all of a sudden an Arab burst out of a corner, grabbed me from behind, and put a dagger near my forehead, threatening to kidnap me if I didn’t give him the cobblestone on... read on

  • An Aliyah Wedding Ceremony

    By Orit Arfa

    September 9, 2009 | 5:41 am

    As I wrote on the first blog of this series, making aliyah (immigration to Israel) is like getting married to the Jewish state. Yesterday, on September 8, 2009, over two hundred Americans who traveled on the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight to Israel signed the ketubbah (Jewish... read on

  • JCC families question gunman’s “remorse”

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2009 | 6:13 pm

    A declaration by convicted murderer Buford Furrow, Jr., expressing his remorse and renouncing his racist beliefs, has been met with skepticism and indignation by the families victimized by his rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community Center 10 years ago, and the killing of a... read on

  • Former William Morris Topper the Mystery Candidate?

    By Rob Eshman

    September 8, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    A late addition to the three-way race to become the next president of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation might be a former exec at the William Morris Agency.

    Two sources confirmed to The Jewish Journal that Irv Weintraub, WMA’s former Chief Operating Officer, is Number 4 on the short... read on

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