Jewish Journal

  • Dear LA Times: Who What When Where Why

    By Rob Eshman

    September 21, 2009 | 3:49 pm

    The LA Times did its “let’s-get-this-Jewish-holiday-thing-over-with” duty today by running two large photos on Section A, page 3 showing Jews yesterday, the second day of Rosh Hashana, on Venice Beach.

    The accompanying two line caption correctly stated that the Jews were engaged in... read on

  • Deniers-in-Chief

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2009 | 12:06 pm

    New Year, same old s—-t.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the opportinity of a staged pro-Iranian, anti-Israel rally to oce again deny the Holocaust.  According to The New York Times:

    With sketchy accounts filtering past official media controls, Al Arabiya television in... read on

  • Toronto protesters pick wrong target

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 16, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    Posted by Tom Tugend

    The truly ironic part of the brouhaha at the Toronto International Film Festival is that the protestors against Israel government policy are actually punishing the one segment of Israeli society that has consistently criticized the country’s internal... read on

  • Jay Sanderson Named New Federation President

    By Rob Eshman

    September 16, 2009 | 6:24 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has named as its next president Jay Sanderson, CEO and executive producer of Jewish Television Network (JTN), a nonprofit producer and distributor of Jewish-themed television programming.

    Sanderson, 52, replaces John Fishel, who served 17 years as Federation president and resigned last January, effective next Dec. 31.

    Read our full story here.

  • Jewish Blog-Con: A Real Zionist Love Story [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    September 16, 2009 | 2:12 pm

    For the first piece in this blog series covering the author’s return to Israel, click here.

    Former Californian residents (as of one week), Jolene Ilkay, 23, and Micky Jolles, 24, were among the 81 singles on the Nefesh B’nefesh charter flight to Israel on September 7—but they’re... read on

  • Jewish Blog-Con: Too Sexy for This Convention

    By Orit Arfa

    September 15, 2009 | 11:46 am

    I was definitely a minority at the Nefesh B’Nefesh International Bloggers Convention that took place on September 13 in Jerusalem: single, non-observant, disillusioned with Zionism—and sleeveless.

    Among the 250 participants from across Israel, I noticed most women wore head... read on

  • JBlog NOW!

    By Orit Arfa

    September 13, 2009 | 9:10 am

    I’m currently sitting in a session on “The Business of Blogging” taking place in Jerusalem at the Nefesh B’Nefesh Second International Jewish Bloggers Convention.

    Stay tuned for summaries of the sessions or check out www.jbloggers.com and catch some of the convention live on-line!

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