Jewish Journal

  • USC student Samuel Levine dies tragically

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    University of Southern California student Samuel Levine has died in an accident while on spring break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  He was 22.

    "Our deepest sympathies are with Sam’s parents and family members," said Steve A. Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and... read on

  • Students grieve at Temple Ahavat Shalom over death of 14-year-old

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    The sudden death of Porter Ranch 14-year-old Aria Doherty has had an impact on the Temple Ahavat Shalom (TAS) community. On March 19, middle school and high school students who knew Doherty, who died one day earlier after huffing cleaning supplies, gathered at Ahavat Shalom in... read on

  • Top 10 moments of Obama’s Jerusalem speech

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2013 | 11:17 am

    Soaring rhetoric mixed with hard truths and tough love in President Barack Obama's major address today to thousands of young Israelis in Jerusalem.  Below, for the time-challenged,  we've selected the 10 best, must-read passages.


    That is why I... read on

  • Newsweek Top Rabbi’s List — Feh

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2013 | 9:51 am

    If Daily Beast/Newsweek launched a Top Jewish Editors List, my friend Ami Eden would surely be way up there.   But the editor-in-chief of JTA is just a bit off in his comments on the annual Top Rabbis List that Daily Beast puts out.

    In his blog post today on that list, he refers ... read on

  • In YouTube video, Milken H.S. senior asks swimsuit model Kate Upton to prom [VIDEO] [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    “I’m Jewish, 5’9” on a really good day, and I can’t dance. At all,” Milken Community High School senior Jake Davidson said, in a video where he asked Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton to join him at his prom in May.

    Upton tweeted with a maybe, saying she’d check her... read on

  • Pope Francis reaches out to Italy’s chief rabbi

    By Rob Eshman

    March 14, 2013 | 11:44 am

    If the Jewish world was waiting for a sign from Pope Francis regarding his relations with its community, it didn't take long.

    In his first day as Pope today, Francis I wrote to the Chief Rabbi of the Rome Jewish Community, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, inviting him to his Inauguration... read on

  • Joan Rivers helps Israeli gay couple


    March 12, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Yuval and Liran, a gay Israeli couple, want to have a child -- and they are using any help they can get, even from Hollywood. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne have joined a campaign to help the couple by posting photos of themselves holding a sign in Hebrew showing their support.

    A... read on

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