Jewish Journal

Mothballs and Memories

by Chaim Shapiro

January 21, 2015 | 12:41 pm

Mothballs. They are neither moths nor balls.  A funny combination of two words with no telling what it might be.  Mothballs are in fact a chemical pesticide and deodorant used for storing... read on

  • 6 Strange (but effective) productivity tips

    by JT Ripton

    January 9, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    You want to be more productive at work and at home, but the run-of-the-mill productivity hacks just aren't working for you. Perhaps you'll find success with some of these strange but effective productivity tips instead.

    Plants In Your Office Increase Efficiency & Productivity

    ... read on
  • AMHSI alumni and brothers who made aliyah, Asher and Elon Zlotnik

    by Yael Tamar

    January 9, 2015 | 11:47 am

    Asher and Elon, both went to Milken, a Jewish Community School in LA Californina, both came on AMHSI and both enlisted in the IDF (with Elon still serving). 

    Asher is the older brother. He paved the way by coming to AMHSI in 2007. It was his idea and his parents were not... read on

  • Interview with AMSHI student

    by Danielle Weinberg

    December 31, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is a pluralistic, college prep, accredited international study abroad program that offers long-term intensive Israel study programs for high school students.

    We have been around for 43 years and have over 23,000 alumni.

    I recently... read on

  • A Great Way to Kindle Jewish Continuity

    by Dave Neil

    December 8, 2014 | 10:31 am

    In their insightful article “The Pew Survey Reanalyzed: More Bad News, but a Glimmer of Hope” http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2014/11/the-pew-survey-reanalyzed/ which appeared on www. MosaicMagazine.com Steven M Cohen and Jack Wertheimer point out how the future for non-Orthodox... read on
  • 5 Delicious Jewish recipes for Thanksgiving

    by Sarah Newman

    November 24, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Thanksgiving meals aren’t just mashed potatoes and turkey, and Jewish foods aren’t all canned gefilte fish and potato latkes. For example, my Jewish food blog, Neesh Noosh, includes weekly recipes inspired by the Torah portion that reflect Jews’ ongoing interpretation of Torah and... read on

  • The Inane Race for Moral Equivalency

    by Daryl Temkin, Ph.D.

    November 20, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    This summer, it was the murder of the three teenagers standing at a bus stop. In the past few weeks, it was the use of a car as a murder weapon that left a three month old baby dead, as well as a young woman on her way to becoming a convert to Judaism. There were other deadly... read on

  • Henry Waxman, Hollywood elite and other Angelenos named to Forward 50 2014

    By Ryan Torok

    November 13, 2014 | 4:50 pm

    Angelenos named to the Jewish Daily Forward 50 2014 include Israeli-American Council board chairman Shawn Evenhaim; Rabbi Eliyahu Fink of Pacific Jewish Center; Congressman Henry Waxman; and Micah Wexler of Wexler’s Deli.

    And Hollywood figures, including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lizzy... read on

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