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MacArthur Jews

By Rob Eshman

September 22, 2009 | 1:07 am

The MacArthur Foundations released its list of recipients of this year’s MacArthur Grants, popularly known as the “genius grants.”


The Foundation awards its 24 recipients $500,000... read on

  • Muslim President: “Shana Tova”

    By Rob Eshman

    September 21, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    This doesn’t happen often.

    And by “often,” I mean, “never.”

    The president of a Shi’ite Muslim nation reached out to his country’s and the world’s Jews to wish them a happy new year, or “shana tova” in Hebrew.

    President Ilham Aliyev sent a message of greetings to the Jewish... read on

  • LAPD Closes Wilshire Boulevard Near Sinai Temple

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 21, 2009 | 4:31 pm

    The Los Angeles Police Department has shut down Wilshire Boulevard near Beverly Glen to investigate two suspicious backpacks found at a bus stop, according to the security desk at Sinai Temple. Sinai Temple, which is across the street from the bus stop, has not been evacuated. Sinai... read on

  • Dear LA Times: Who What When Where Why

    By Rob Eshman

    September 21, 2009 | 3:49 pm

    The LA Times did its “let’s-get-this-Jewish-holiday-thing-over-with” duty today by running two large photos on Section A, page 3 showing Jews yesterday, the second day of Rosh Hashana, on Venice Beach.

    The accompanying two line caption correctly stated that the Jews were engaged in... read on

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  • Deniers-in-Chief

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2009 | 12:06 pm

    New Year, same old s—-t.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the opportinity of a staged pro-Iranian, anti-Israel rally to oce again deny the Holocaust.  According to The New York Times:

    With sketchy accounts filtering past official media controls, Al Arabiya television in... read on

  • Toronto protesters pick wrong target

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 16, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    Posted by Tom Tugend

    The truly ironic part of the brouhaha at the Toronto International Film Festival is that the protestors against Israel government policy are actually punishing the one segment of Israeli society that has consistently criticized the country’s internal... read on

  • Jay Sanderson Named New Federation President

    By Rob Eshman

    September 16, 2009 | 6:24 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has named as its next president Jay Sanderson, CEO and executive producer of Jewish Television Network (JTN), a nonprofit producer and distributor of Jewish-themed television programming.

    Sanderson, 52, replaces John Fishel, who served 17 years as Federation president and resigned last January, effective next Dec. 31.

    Read our full story here.

  • Jewish Blog-Con: A Real Zionist Love Story [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    September 16, 2009 | 2:12 pm

    For the first piece in this blog series covering the author’s return to Israel, click here.

    Former Californian residents (as of one week), Jolene Ilkay, 23, and Micky Jolles, 24, were among the 81 singles on the Nefesh B’nefesh charter flight to Israel on September 7—but they’re... read on

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