Jewish Journal

“Mad Men” creator honored at Los Angeles City Hall

By Ryan Torok

June 17, 2015 | 2:08 pm

From left: Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men") and L.A. Councilmember Paul Krekorian. Photo by Ryan Torok.

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner accepted an award from the City of Los Angeles on June 17 at Los Angeles City Hall. 

Appearing to hold back tears, Weiner... More.

  • A killing kind of love: Obama’s Iron Dome ruse

    by Harry Ben-Zvi and Gidon Ben-Zvi

    June 11, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Summer is nearly upon us. In Israel, this is traditionally a time for blasting the AC, heading to the beach…and rocket fire from Gaza. On Monday, the... More.

  • Jewish Through and Through

    by Talila Carner

    May 27, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    My last two novels feature strong Jewish themes.  Yet when I speak to audiences, invariably someone expresses surprise that I am not religious. They are... More.

  • Jewish man and Muslim man embracing in Madonna Instagram photo

    By Ryan Torok

    May 19, 2015 | 5:02 pm

    I wonder what NewGround, a Los Angeles-based organization that is committed to facilitating dialogue between Jews and Muslims, would think of the photo... More.

  • Songs of the Sabbath

    by Mindy Leaf

    May 14, 2015 | 11:46 am

    There was a new person at the pub table of our weekly atheist meet-up, so the subject came up again: What was your former religion? When and why did you... More.
  • When the Body-You’re-Born-With is never enough

    by Mindy Leaf

    May 11, 2015 | 9:15 am

    At first, I think he's joking. The smiling young man at the Free Thinkers Meetup suggests I touch, then push hard against the pad of his finger—so I can... More.

  • The Irrepressible Jewish Mother

    by Mindy Leaf

    May 8, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    We'd just read The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (best-selling author of The Red Tent), and my book club's discussion kept circling back to her depiction... More.
  • Mariachi Bands Plays Chabad Tote Song

    By Tess Cutler

    May 7, 2015 | 12:49 pm

    Two night ago, I was at a Mexican restaurant celebrating the Battle of Puebla aka Cinco de Drinko when the mariachi band started playing a familiar jingle. It took me a second to "intellectually Shazam" the ditty when I realized it was none other than the Chabad Telethon tote song (the song that plays when a tote is called and the dancing rabbis come out and give it their all). Take a listen for yourselves.

    And to refresh your memory, here's the Chabad version:

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