Jewish Journal

  • In Unconventional Jewish Families, The Kids Are All Right. Really.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 30, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    Lisa Cholodenko’s new film, “The Kids Are All Right,” showed viewers that a family headed by a lesbian couple with two children born from the artificially inseminated sperm of the same anonymous donor could be, well, conventional. The same cannot be said about the Greenbergs,... read on

  • L.A. Jewish clergy and activists support Hispanic immigrants in Arizona

    By Ryan Torok

    July 30, 2010 | 11:11 am

    Showing support for undocumented Hispanic immigrants in Arizona, a group of clergy and social activists from L.A.-based Jewish and interfaith organizations joined hundreds of people, from workers unions, advocacy groups and more, in traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix on July 29.... read on

  • Former CIA Director James Woolsey: Make Oil Boring

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 29, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    Former CIA Director James Woolsey wants to turn oil into salt.

    Speaking to an audience of about 250 at Temple Beth Jacob yesterday evening, the foreign policy analyst and green technology investor said that by “undermin[ing] oil’s monopoly on transportation, Americans could... read on

  • Materialism Corrupts. And?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 28, 2010 | 10:45 am

    Last night, at a panel organized by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, he and three other panelists attempted to answer the question, “Is Materialism Corrupting the Soul of America?” Boteach—who has a new book out on the subject—responded with a definitive, “yes.” Moderator Rabbi Elazar... read on

  • Who is Sabar Kashour? [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    July 27, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    Who is Sabar Kashour?

    He’s a guy who lies to get laid.  Which is another way of saying, he’s a guy.

    Two years ago in September 2008,  he met a woman outside an office building where he worked, told her he was single and interested, and within 15 minutes they were having sex on... read on

  • Remembering Daniel Schorr

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 24, 2010 | 3:46 pm

    Daniel Schorr, whose name became synonymous with tough but thoughtful broadcast journalism over a 60-year career, died July 23 at age 93.

    Born in New York of Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Schorr visited Los Angeles about a dozen years ago for an outdoor reception of behalf of... read on

  • California reports drop in anti-Jewish hate crimes

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 23, 2010 | 12:00 am

    Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California dropped 13 percent in 2009, compared to the preceding year, according to a report released Thursday (7/22) by state Attorney General Edmund G. Brown.
    There were 160 cases of hate crimes directed against Jewish individuals or institutions... read on

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