Jewish Journal

Israeli-Iranian peace in the NBA

By Adam Wills

November 24, 2009 | 7:37 pm

Omri Casspi, left, shook hands with Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi, the NBA's first Iranian player, on Nov. 23. Photo courtesy NBA

Before the Grizzlies’ 116-105 win over the Kings last night, Memphis center Hamed Haddadi, the league’s first Iranian player, took some time out to meet and shake hands with Sacramento’s... read on

  • JWW in the Congo: Our “Collective”

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 16, 2009 | 8:51 pm

    by Michael Ramsdell

    Greetings JWW blog readers.  My name is Mike Ramsdell.  I have had the privilege of capturing this “Congo journey” in still and moving images.  I am pleased that Janice has asked me write a guest blog for two reasons.  The first is so I may shamelessly plug... read on

  • TV show on North Valley JCC shooting

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2009 | 1:01 pm

      The Investigation Discovery cable channel will dramatize the 1999 shooting at the North Valley Jewish Jewish Community Center at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
      White supremacist Buford O. Furroiw, Jr. shot and wounded five children and adults in the attack on the center and subsequently killed mail carrier Joseph Santo Ileto.
      The hour-long program is part of the Investigation Discovery (Channel 221 on Time-Warner cable) program “The Bureau,” which profiles the work of the FBI.

  • JWW in the Congo: What I Love and/or Will Miss About Congo

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 15, 2009 | 6:51 pm

    by Naama Haviv

    How strange to be out of Congo. As Isaiah, our incredible translator, and I walked across the border he showed me the river that marks the boundary between the two countries here: on one side, chaos – a young man shaking down every old lady carrying insanely heavy... read on

  • Windmueller to retire as local HUC dean

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 15, 2009 | 6:24 pm

    Steven F. Windmueller, a prominent figure in Jewish communal and academic life, will retire as the Los Angels campus dean of the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as of next July 1.
    The announcement was made by Rabbi David Ellenson, president of... read on

  • JWW in the Congo: Humanity Gives Us No Choice

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 14, 2009 | 4:48 pm

    by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

    Ten days ago we arrived in Kigali with trepidation and expectation.  It seems like a day or two ago in some ways; yet in other ways it seems like lifetime ago.

    Today we drove across the entire country of Rwanda—from Bukavu at the Congo-Rwanda border to... read on

  • JWW in the Congo: Teach the Children

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 13, 2009 | 5:43 pm

    by Diana Buckhantz

    Suddenly we are surrounded by a sea of children.  As we stand there they begin to form a circle around us and move in closer and closer.

    Janice and I came outside after seeing an impressive women’s sewing collective.  We are in a remote village called... read on

  • JWW: Congo Curse of Riches

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 11, 2009 | 9:38 pm

    by Diana Buckhantz

    I don’t sleep here, even with sleeping pills.  I wake up after a few hours, images of the day racing through my head, trying to make sense of all I have witnessed and heard.  This morning I got up at 4 am.  I just couldn’t stand it anymore.  I preferred to get... read on

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