Jewish Journal

  • Top 10 Uses for Leftover Matzah

    By Lauren Bottner

    April 25, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    We seek it out before Passover.  We sweep dark corners and peer under beds.  We get detailed car washes and scour our kitchens.  We have dinner parties with chametz smorgasbords before first Seder.  8 days later we groan over all of the leftover matzah.  Always aiming to help, here... read on

  • The longest cab rid ever…from New York to Los Angeles

    By Lauren Bottner

    April 25, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    What’s worse than wandering through the desert for 40 years? Riding in the backseat of a New York taxi for 6 days while enroute to LA. 

    John Belitsky and Dan Wuebben embarked on their own modern day Exodus Belitsky’s father claimed no cabbie would ever drive that far from New... read on

  • Chabad Explosion Suspect Brought Back to California

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    Ron Hirsch, the 60-year-old suspect in an explosion earlier this month outside of a Chabad in Santa Monica, was returned to California on Friday. He appeared in a Riverside federal court to face a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, which carries a maximum five-year... read on

  • “Third Palestinian Intifada” moves to walls of pro-Israel groups

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 15, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    In a tactical shift that probably could have been anticipated, supporters of a Facebook-based effort urging Palestinians to start an armed uprising against Israel have taken the fight directly to their opponents—the Facebook pages of pro-Israel groups.

    On Thursday, April 14,... read on

  • “Irvine 11” Plead Not Guilty

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 15, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    The 11 students who interrupted a speech by Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren at University of California, Irvine, last year pleaded not guilty today, the Daily Pilot reported.

    The group, known as the Irvine 11 — three of the students are actually from UC Riverside — were charged with misdemeanor disturbing a meeting and misdemeanor conspiracy to commit a crime after prosecutors received an investigation report from the Orange County Grand Jury.

    Read the rest of the article at The Daily Pilot.


  • Madonna going from Kabbalah to Opus Dei?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 15, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Madonna, a devotee of—and generous donor to—the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Learning Centre for more than a decade, is considering another religious transformation—this time to the secretive Catholic sect Opus Dei, The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid newspaper, reported.

    The move... read on

  • Chabad explosion suspect waives rights in court; expected to be returned to L.A. soon

    By Ryan Torok

    April 13, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Ron Hirsch, the suspect behind the explosion at a Chabad in Santa Monica, waived his rights to preliminary, identity and detention hearings during a court appearance today in Cleveland, reserving his right to have them in California.

    The judge ordered that Hirsch be sent back to... read on

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