Jewish Journal

  • Ventura rejects Hebrew language charter

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    On Monday, Mar. 28, the Ventura County Board of Education turned down an appeal from a parents and supporters of a Hebrew language charter school, the Ventura County Star reported.

    The petition for an elementary school in Ventura was first brought by a group affiliated with the... read on

  • What Is the Kabbalah Center?

    By Rob Eshman

    March 29, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    A report of new lawsuits and an IRS investigation is dragging the Kabbalah Learning Center back into the spotlight.  According to reports on the Internet:

    Courtenay Geddes, a wealthy heiress from Pasadena, California, has sued the Kabbalah Centre of Los Angeles and all of its... read on

  • “Keep Facebook out of Political Conflicts,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Says

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Now that Facebook has removed the page calling for a “Third Palestinian Intifada,” Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon will have one fewer subject to grill Mark Zuckerberg on.

    Ayalon arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday for an extended visit to the Western United... read on

  • Marek Halter to speak at Loyola Marymount University

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 27, 2011 | 10:26 pm

    Marek Halter, the noted French Jewish writer, painter and political activist, will speak Monday evening, March 28, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles,
    He will deliver the annual Interfaith Lecture on “Monotheism: The Four Thousand Year Fight Against Idols” at 6:30... read on

  • Meet Sarah Palin’s Israel Tour Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    Who is Danny Danon?

    He’s the Israeli Knesset Member who escorted Sarah Palin around Israel on her recent visit.

    Danon, like Palin, is young, right-wing, very approachable and charismatic.  Yes, they make a lovely couple.  Ideologically, he represents a secular, hard line stance... read on

  • Madonna celebrates Purim in Charlie Chaplin costume

    By Lauren Bottner

    March 21, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    Be it Madonna or Esther, as she is known in her Kabbalah circles, Saturday night she answered only to Charlie Chaplin.

    Madonna celebrated Purim in New York City on March 19th in drag as Charlie Chaplin (TMZ has the photo).  Tipping her hat to the classic movie star, she donned a... read on

  • L.A. Mourns the Fogels

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 18, 2011 | 11:16 am

    On Thursday, Mar. 17, about 300 people gathered at Bnai David-Judea on Pico for a service to remember the Fogels, the five members of a single family brutally killed in the West Bank settlement of Itamar just six days earlier.

    A place to mourn, a chance to feel supported and... read on

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