Jewish Journal

  • Mayor Jan?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 5, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry walked into my office at 5 pm yesterday and declared she’s running for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.

    I asked her if that was for print.

    She nodded. “It’s out there,” she said. “People know. I just haven’t made my announcement on... read on

  • NBC’s Black History Month employee menu: fried chicken and cornbread [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    February 5, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    Poor NBC.  They just can’t seem to get anything right these days.  As if the NBC execs don’t have their hands full with late-night tv squabble, they now have to deal with this mouth-watering disaster.

    But seriously, what the hell were they thinking?

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    In... read on

  • Beverly Hills Street to Honor Theodore Herzl

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 3, 2010 | 2:09 pm

    One block of a Beverly Hills street will officially honor Theodore Herzl,  the man who first envisioned the State of Israel and the founder of modern Zionism. A plaque will be installed later this year, around the time of Herzl’s 150th birthday, according to a spokeswoman for the... read on

  • LA Educational Program Makes Top 10 List

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 2, 2010 | 5:50 pm

    A Los Angeles program to help families find the right Jewish preschool, camp or school was named in the decade’s top ten list of developments in Jewish education. Jewish Educational Services of North America (JESNA) said that the Jewish Education Concierge Program of the Builders of... read on

  • Clinton: I don’t know what we’d have done without Israel in Haiti

    By Rob Eshman

    January 28, 2010 | 3:23 pm

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, former President Bill Clinton told Israeli President Shimon Peres, “I don’t know what we would have done without the Israeli field hospital in Haiti.”

    According to a report on ynetnews.com, the web site for the Israeli... read on

  • Carved Up Comics + Torah = Paper Midrash

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 26, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    Somewhere near the intersection of Torah discussions with his rabbi wife and his obsession with comic books, Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik discovered paper midrash.

    “I look for things that the rabbis talk about, things from the tradition, and I let myself go with it. I figure tradition... read on

  • Charities compete for Chase Community Giving prize of $1 million

    By Jay Firestone

    January 21, 2010 | 8:12 pm

    With one day left in the competition, one hundred of the nation’s charity organizations are campaigning to win a big cash prize. Chase Community Giving is offering $1million to the charity that receives the most votes in this latest facebook competition.

    Each ‘registered’ voter is... read on

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