Jewish Journal

LA Principal Supports Former Students In Basketball Shabbat Standoff

By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

March 1, 2012 | 3:31 pm

The Shalhevet Firehawks beat the Beren Academy Stars in a yeshiva tournament in November. They may face off again in March. Photo by Ariela Feitelberg of the Boiling Point

With Houston’s Beren Academy Stars back in the playoffs, Rabbi Ari Segal, head of school at Shalhevet high school in Los Angeles, is breathing a sigh of relief, and kvelling a little.

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  • TONIGHT: Meet the filmmakers and directors from Ma’ale Film School

    By JewishJournal

    March 1, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Israel is among the top ten countries in Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Film.  One reason for that achievement might just be Ma’ale Film School in Jerusalem.  Two time Academy Award nominee Joseph Cedar (“Footnote,” “Beaufort”) teaches there and is a big... read on

  • UCLA Homeless Aid Group Has White House Hopes

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 1, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    A UCLA student group that supports the homeless is one of 15 finalists in the White House’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge. The group was chosen from hundreds of applicants, and online voters will choose the top five.

    Rachel Sumekh, president of Swipes for the Homeless and... read on

  • Post office manager wounded in shooting near Pico-Robertson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 28, 2012 | 10:35 am

    A post office near Pico-Robertson was the site of shooting last night.

    According to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, a manager of the Preuss Station Post Office at 1200 South Alfred Street was shot in the hand last night.

    The manager observed a suspect trying to... read on

  • Purim: The importance of democracy

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 27, 2012 | 6:53 pm

    One year ago, Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi’s troops were marching toward Benghazi, the unofficial capital of the Libyan rebels. Qaddafi was calling the rebels “rats,” and a 10,000-person massacre seemed inevitable. But on Purim itself, in Libya (historically part of the... read on

  • Farrakhan The Anti-Semite

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2012 | 11:30 am

    He said it, we didn’t.

    At a speech Sunday, Feb. 26 to thousands of followers in Chicago, Farrakhan acknowledged that “they call me ‘Farrakhan the anti-semite,’  ‘Farrakhan the hater.’”

    Hey, you know what?  They’re right!

    In this latest speech, Farrakhan, 78, accused Jews of being... read on

  • Oscar gold again eludes Israel’s grasp

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2012 | 12:58 am

    A brief groan of disappointment swept through the crowd of some 200 Israelis gathered at a Westside hotel with the announcement that the Iranian entry, “A Separation,” had beaten out four other finalists to win the Oscar for best foreign-language film.

    Among the runner-ups was... read on

  • Iran vs. Israel, at the movies

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 25, 2012 | 10:14 pm

    Two prominent filmmakers, one Israeli and the other Iranian, sat down together on the same stage on Feb. 25, and nothing happened.

    So no news made for good news, to the relief of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization had invited the five directors vying... read on

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