Jewish Journal

Turmoil in Berkeley

By Rob Eshman

April 18, 2010 | 1:56 pm

University of California at Berkeley student Ariela Alberts sent an e-mail to friends describing the attempt to get the student government there to pass a bill calling for divestment from... read on

  • Chancellor Merkel, Heidi Klum, Seal and the Holocaust

    By Rob Eshman

    April 16, 2010 | 4:04 pm

    It was a moment that spoke volumes.

    On Wednesday, April 14, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hosted a luncheon for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Getty Museum.  The agenda of the event was no more than a eet and greet, a chance for the Chancellor, whom Forbes named as... read on

  • Kagan, Garland on Obama’s list for Stevens’ replacement

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 9, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    The recent announcement of Justice John Paul Stevens’ retirement from the Supreme Court has brought increasing speculation as to who might fill his seat. Of the top candidates on Obama’s list are two Jewish contenders: Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal Judge Merrick Garland.... read on

  • Ira Glass: Why do we all like the storytellers?

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 29, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    “Everyone likes someone who is good at telling stories,” a friend once observed to me years ago.  Tonight with Ira Glass on stage, it seems to be true.

    It’s 6:20 PM, and Ira Glass is re-cutting the opening for our 7:00 PM show.  He’s on stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall, about to... read on

  • LA Magazine’s Film competition: The Final Eight [VOTE]

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 23, 2010 | 10:45 pm

    From LA Magazine:

    [LA Magazine’s] GetL.A. contest invites readers to show the world—via a three-minute video—what it’s like to live in our city. In partnership with the nonprofit volunteer action group L.A. Works, the magazine is sponsoring this online short film competition... read on

  • The Passover Blog

    March 23, 2010 | 2:14 pm

    By Ami Eden and Edmon J. Rodman

    The following round-up is adapted from JTA’s Passover blog, blogs.jta.org/passover:

    Helping interfaith families navigate Passover
    The Jewish Outreach Institute has launched a “Preparing for Passover” blog. The catch: It features women from other... read on

  • “An Uncommon Journey to Diversity” Exhibit at the West Valley JCC [VIDEO]

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    March 18, 2010 | 3:44 pm

    Rick Hyman was inspired to paint his family history when he found 300 black and white photos from the early 1900s in a relative’s drawer. Hyman and his wife, Ronda, interpreted their experience into a book, “My Texas Family: An Uncommon Journey to Prosperity.”

    Last fall, Hyman... read on

  • What’s the Status of Jerusalem Under International Law?

    By Rob Eshman

    March 17, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    The furor that’s erupted between the U.S. and Israel following Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to build 1,600 new apartments in a portion of East Jerusalem has is only made worse by the astonishing lack of accurate information circulating over the international legal status... read on

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