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  • ALIYAH 2010 - Living the Dream [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    August 23, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    The slogan of Nefesh B’Nefesh is “Live the Dream” because its mission is to remove the major obstacles that make aliyah a difficult reality for so many North Americans (from cutting through red tape, finding a community, and affording it, to enrolling kids in school, setting up a... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - A Photo Essay of Aliyah T-Shirts

    By Orit Arfa

    August 18, 2010 | 11:35 am

    I’m writing this from the EL AL lounge as the new olim are saying their last, tear-filled goodbyes to family on the third charter flight organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh this summer leaving JFK international airport in New York. This year marked the first direct flight from LA. Over... read on

  • ADL, Wiesenthal Center get full LA Times treatment

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 12, 2010 | 12:08 am

    The Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center love to see their names in print, but even they might consider the three separate articles in Wednesday’s (8/11/) Los Angeles Times as a bit much.
    In the same issue, the West Coast’s most influential daily reported in... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - She’s In the Army Now

    By Orit Arfa

    August 9, 2010 | 10:19 am

    I recently interviewed Shalhevet High School alum Galya Nisenbaum and her parents in their LA home as part of my upcoming feature on the 58 college-aged Angelenos making aliyah (immigration to Israel) straight into the IDF. 

    From the moment Galya got off the August 2 charter flight... read on

  • Shame on the MPAA

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2010 | 2:24 pm

    The only good that may come out of the MPAA’s shortsighted decision to give the documentary “A Film Unfinished” an R rating is that the spurt of controversy the action has caused might make more people aware of this important and powerful film.

    Last night the Simon Wiesenthal... read on

  • Welcome to Arizona

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 4, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    By Elissa Barrett
    Elissa Barrett is the Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance.  Last week she documented her journey in words and pictures on twitter.

    “Welcome to Hell,” said Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox only half jokingly to the hundreds of people... read on

  • Director fights “R” rating on Warsaw Ghetto film

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 3, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    A documentary on the Warsaw Ghetto has been given an “R” rating by the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA), triggering concern whether historical footage on starvation and death can be shown in high schools for educational purposes.

    The film’s distributor, Oscilloscope... read on

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