Jewish Journal

  • To the righteous, wealth is a greater test than poverty

    By Elissa Barrett and Robin Podolsky, Progressive Jewish Alliance

    October 13, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    Part 2 in a 4-part series on Jewish values and California’s ballot propositions brought to you by the Progressive Jewish Alliance

    On Friday, October 8, 2010, after 100 days of legislative stalemate, California passed another budget full of cuts to vital government programs... read on

  • UCLA launches Nazarian Israel Studies Center

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 8, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    UCLA (The University of California, Los Angeles) formally inaugurated its Center for Israel Studies, the first of its kind on the West Coast, with speeches, songs and a generous buffet of Middle Eastern delicacies on Wednesday evening (10/5).

    The buffet, along with a $5 million... read on

  • Don’t Miss the Boat, California

    by Elissa Barrett and David Levitus

    October 7, 2010 | 10:35 am

    Part 1 in a 4-part series examining the California Ballot Initiatives from a Jewish lens.

    At the One Nation rally in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2010, Marian Wright Edelman said that the primary lesson of Noah’s Ark is simply this:  “Don’t miss the boat.”  Edelman’s... read on

  • Skirball seeks help on Judaica artifacts

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 5, 2010 | 10:48 pm

    For a volume in preparation in Europe on Nazi-looted Judaica and ongoing restitution efforts, a search is being undertaken to determine the current status of ceremonial objects distributed to synagogues, museum, and libraries in the United States from 1950-1952 by the Jewish Cultural... read on

  • Gov. vetoes Holocaust bill

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 2, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have required companies bidding for a piece of the state’s lucrative high-speed rail contract to disclose their roles in transporting Jews to Nazi concentration camps.
    The legislation, which overwhelmingly passed... read on

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