Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • The hero in our midst

    by Marci Kislin Heskel

    November 12, 2014 | 10:54 am

    “You are somebody” Mel Feuer tells students at Horace Mann Elementary School. Mel is a 16-year volunteer for the Community Circle Program, sponsored by the Maple Counseling Center.  Community Circle is a student outreach program that serves over thirty elementary school classrooms... read on

  • Riots in Jerusalem: It’s Never Been About Borders

    by Gidon Ben-Zvi

    November 11, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Recent unrest in Jerusalem is once again fanning the fires of indignation regarding the very presence of Israel in certain parts of the country's capital city. Return East Jerusalem to the Palestinians, so goes the peace calculus, and these long repressed victims of an unusually... read on

  • Crowdfunding a Jewish education

    by Josh Anisfeld

    November 5, 2014 | 10:12 am

    I remember walking into the kindergarten room of Solomon Schechter Day School in Chicago when I was 4.  The first thing asked of me was to put on my kippah. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the request. I remember reading Torah for my first time in 2nd grade.  We split up into... read on

  • UNfriend: The case for Israel pulling out of the United Nations

    by Harry and Gidon Ben-Zvi

    October 6, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the UN General Assembly in New York last week took place in the Western world's epicenter for the promotion, codification and implementation of insitutional anti-Semitism.

    After all, it is no coincidence that behind every... read on

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