Jewish Journal

  • Day 3: Los Angeles Religious Leaders Mission - Lonely and Unsure at Yad Vashem

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 28, 2010 | 3:14 pm

    by Dr. Joshua Holo, Incoming Dean, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

    Though I recognize its necessity, I do not like Yad Vashem. I enter with gloomy anxiety, and I leave exhausted and burdened with sorrow.

    In truth, however, my distaste does not come... read on

  • What’s happening with Kagan today

    By Melanie Reynard

    June 28, 2010 | 1:07 pm

    From WSJ.com:
    Kagan Opening Statement: Restraint, Deference to People’s Will

    Elena Kagan will open her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court with a nod to concerns of both conservatives and liberals.

    At least three times in her opening statement, she will speak of the... read on

  • Day 2: Los Angeles Religious Leaders Mission

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 25, 2010 | 12:22 pm

    by Rabbi Mark Diamond, Tour Leader

    Boundaries and lines – the recurring theme of the first day of our Los Angeles Religious Leadership Mission.  Everywhere we go in Jerusalem we see lines.  Each square meter of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is owned and claimed by one Christian... read on

  • Peter Beinart in LA [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 24, 2010 | 6:58 pm

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  • $5 Million for Gilad Shalit [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    June 24, 2010 | 6:31 pm

    Nothing the Israeli government has done has freed Gilad Shalit. 

    Rabbi Shmuelly Hecht thinks he can help.

    Things go down better with honey than with vinegar, and the Yale University-based rabbi has a very sweet deal for the residents of Gaza: help free the captured Israeli... read on

  • Los Angeles Interfaith Leadership Mission: Day 1 – Jerusalem

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 23, 2010 | 1:41 pm

    by Jonathan Freund, Director of Educational and Interreligous Program, Board of Rabbis of Southern California

    It is always astonishing to experience Israel. Even more so when you experience it through the eyes of others, especially others who are visiting the country for the first... read on

  • Online Dating: Behind the Scenes

    By Melanie Reynard

    June 21, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    Online dating is a hot topic, a sub-culture in of itself.  But imagine the people who are behind it.  The people for whom coming up with new strategies and applications and designs for online dating is their job.

    I got a peek into this culture on Friday at the 7th annual West Coast... read on

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