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  • Washington’s Letter on Religious Freedom Not So Free

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 22, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Thanksgiving inevitably brings out a wave of gratitude for the religious freedom Jews enjoy in America, but the whereabouts of one of the earliest symbols of that freedom is now causing some consternation among the Jewish community.

    George Washington’s 1790 “Letter to the Hebrew... read on

  • Ryan Braun, “proud role model for Jewish kids” named National League MVP 2011

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 22, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    Ryan Joseph Braun, left fielder for the Milwaukee Bewers has been named this year’s Most Valuable Player. The Granada Hills native is the son of Joe Braun, who was born in Israel and lost most of his family in the Holocaust. His mother is Catholic, but the baseball player identifies... read on

  • Spreading the Thanks at Thanksgiving

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 21, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Last night three local news channels carried segments on a special early Thanksgiving feast at Hope Street Family Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The TV stations—KNBC, KCBS and Univision—were all on hand to capture the moment, but only Univision, the Spanish-language station, got... read on

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  • James Deen, the lanky, Jewish porn star you’ve (maybe) never heard of

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 17, 2011 | 5:53 pm

    “Scroll through L.A.’s top porn agency sites and you’ll find hundreds of pouty women ready to drop to their knees, but just a few dozen men available to have sex with them,” GOOD Lifestyle Editor Amanda Hess writes in her flat-out amazing interview with James Deen, a 25-year-old... read on

  • Matt Taibbi: Occupy Wall Street is more than anti-corporate

    By Ryan Torok

    November 17, 2011 | 10:00 am

    In this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, author and Rolling Stone contribute editor Matt Taibbi writes that at first he thought Occupy Wall Street’s energy was impressive, but that movement wouldn’t “be taken very seriously by the Citibanks and the Goldman Sachs of the world.”... read on

  • What ‘Unity Pledge’? Wasserman Schultz attacks GOP candidates on Israel foreign aid

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 16, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    Ignoring a recent call by the Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee for American Jewish organizations to avoid using Israel as a political wedge issue, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is taking a firm hold of the Israel political football,... read on

  • Occupy L.A. Repurposes Sukkah

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 15, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    In light of the unannounced clearing of Occupy Wall Street from its place in Zuccotti Park in Downtown New York early Tuesday morning, I thought it would be a good day to take a look at how Occupy L.A. was doing, forty-some-odd days into its occupation.

    Everything is still there—including this familiar-looking temporary structure.

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