Jewish Journal

  • Who’s The White Guy Between MLK and Height?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 28, 2010 | 11:22 am

    When civil rights matriarch Dorothy Height died last week, most major news sources featured an AP picture of Height looking on as Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his 1963 “I Have a Dream,” speech at the March on Washington. Pictured between King and Height, president of the... read on

  • Beverly Hills to dedicate Herzl Way

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 28, 2010 | 12:27 am

    Besides its numerous other attractions, the City of Beverly Hills will now boast a Theodor Herzl Way.

    On May 2, the 150th anniversary of Herzl’s birth date, one block of Clark Drive will be officially renamed and dedicated in honor of the founder of modern Zionism. The block is... read on

  • Obama vs. Israel

    By David Suissa

    April 22, 2010 | 11:02 am

    It’s not often you get to meet and become friends with one of your heroes. For years, I was in awe of Yossi Klein Halevi, the author and political analyst. He had written books that fascinated me—like “Confessions of a Jewish Extremist,” which chronicled his transition from... read on

  • Happy 420!

    April 20, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    Since today is 4/20, we’ve compiled marijuana-Jewish-related reading material:

    Books: Pot-smoking antihero proves cathartic for her creator

    By Naomi Pfefferman
    Twenty-nine-year-old Dahlia Finger, the antihero of Elisa Albert’s debut novel, “The Book of Dahlia,” has an inoperable... read on

  • Yom HaZikaron remembrance service at Stephen S. Wise Temple [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    Every year, amidst the hoopla surrounding Israel’s birthday, we are drawn to the ceremony a few days earlier marking Yom HaZikaron—the Day of Remembering.

    This is Israel’s Memorial Day, and it is observed in Israel itself with pomp and solemnity, as befits a small country where so... read on

  • Turmoil in Berkeley

    By Rob Eshman

    April 18, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    University of California at Berkeley student Ariela Alberts sent an e-mail to friends describing the attempt to get the student government there to pass a bill calling for divestment from companies doing business with Israel.  Alberts gives a detailed account, from one Jewish... read on

  • Chancellor Merkel, Heidi Klum, Seal and the Holocaust

    By Rob Eshman

    April 16, 2010 | 4:04 pm

    It was a moment that spoke volumes.

    On Wednesday, April 14, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hosted a luncheon for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Getty Museum.  The agenda of the event was no more than a eet and greet, a chance for the Chancellor, whom Forbes named as... read on

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