Jewish Journal

  • ALIYAH 2010 - Hello Obama, Goodbye America

    By Orit Arfa

    August 26, 2010 | 5:28 am

    Sitting next to Josh Markovitz, a recent UCLA law school graduate from Hancock Park, on the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight on August 18, he told me about the moment his dream of making aliyah became more urgent.

    “What sticks out is the day Barack Obama got elected, especially... read on

  • Ken Mehlman: Gay and Jewish [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    August 25, 2010 | 8:41 pm

    Ken Mehlman, former chair of the Republican National Committee and Bush re-election campaign chief, has told family members and associates that he is gay.  Mehlman, who is Jewish, currently sits on the board of directors for the Republican Jewish Coalition, according to the... read on

  • Tony Blair’s Five Steps Towards Fighting Israel Deniers

    By Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2010 | 2:17 pm

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, now Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, was the keynote speaker of the August 24 symposium entitled “The De-legitimization of Israel: Threats, Challenges and Responses” organized by The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - Living the Dream [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    August 23, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    The slogan of Nefesh B’Nefesh is “Live the Dream” because its mission is to remove the major obstacles that make aliyah a difficult reality for so many North Americans (from cutting through red tape, finding a community, and affording it, to enrolling kids in school, setting up a... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - A Photo Essay of Aliyah T-Shirts

    By Orit Arfa

    August 18, 2010 | 11:35 am

    I’m writing this from the EL AL lounge as the new olim are saying their last, tear-filled goodbyes to family on the third charter flight organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh this summer leaving JFK international airport in New York. This year marked the first direct flight from LA. Over... read on

  • ADL, Wiesenthal Center get full LA Times treatment

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 12, 2010 | 12:08 am

    The Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center love to see their names in print, but even they might consider the three separate articles in Wednesday’s (8/11/) Los Angeles Times as a bit much.
    In the same issue, the West Coast’s most influential daily reported in... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - She’s In the Army Now

    By Orit Arfa

    August 9, 2010 | 10:19 am

    I recently interviewed Shalhevet High School alum Galya Nisenbaum and her parents in their LA home as part of my upcoming feature on the 58 college-aged Angelenos making aliyah (immigration to Israel) straight into the IDF. 

    From the moment Galya got off the August 2 charter flight... read on

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