Jewish Journal

Chabad of North Hollywood expansion moves toward reapproval [UPDATED]

By Jonah Lowenfeld

June 26, 2012 | 11:56 pm

Supporters of Chabad of North Hollywood's expansion project wait to address the Los Angeles City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee on June 26. Photo by Jonah Lowenfeld

UPDATE: In a unanimous vote taken shortly after 12 noon on Wed., June 27, the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt findings submitted that had been considered by the Planning and Land... read on

  • Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller barred from speaking at L.A. Jewish Federation building

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 24, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Pamela Geller, a blogger and noted anti-Muslim activist, was barred from speaking at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building on Sunday morning, June 24.

    Geller, who is Jewish, had been set to deliver an address to the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of... read on

  • Did a Nazi Banner Fly Over Venice Beach? [UPDATE]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 24, 2012 | 3:28 am

    According to witnesses, a small airplane trailed an anti-semitic banner over Venice Beach June 24.

    A cell-phone camera captured a low-resolution image of private plane, trailing an aerial banner depicting a Nazi swastika inside a Star of David.  According to witnesses, the name of... read on

  • Matisyahu’s newest look: No kippah [VIDEO]

    by 6NoBacon, JTA

    June 5, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The Jewish reggae star is changing his appearance at a pace that could put Lady Gaga to shame. In a video released to promote his recent single “Sunshine,” Matisyahu revealed blond hair and a T-shirt, looking almost unrecognizable from his days as a Chasid. And in a photo Matisyahu posted Sunday on Instagram, he appears to be sans kippah.