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Are Jewish Youth Lost?

By Orit Arfa

September 11, 2009 | 7:59 am

I was interviewed yesterday on an Israeli late night news talk show, “M’Hayom L’Machar” (From Today to Tomorrow), as one of the bloggers participating in the Second Annual Jewish... read on

  • New Fed Prez by Tonight?? **Pre-Shabbat Update**

    By Rob Eshman

    September 10, 2009 | 9:49 pm


    Don’t be alarmed if you see three puffs of smoke coming from the Federation building at 6505 Wilshire Blvd. tomorrow.  Our sources say that the committee that will select the next president of the Jewish Federation will meet tonight—either at Fed headquarters or at the home of... read on

  • My Haredi Headwound

    By Orit Arfa

    September 9, 2009 | 6:32 pm

    You’ll never believe it. I was walking down an alleyway in the Old City of Jerusalem with my mother, when, all of a sudden an Arab burst out of a corner, grabbed me from behind, and put a dagger near my forehead, threatening to kidnap me if I didn’t give him the cobblestone on... read on

  • An Aliyah Wedding Ceremony

    By Orit Arfa

    September 9, 2009 | 5:41 am

    As I wrote on the first blog of this series, making aliyah (immigration to Israel) is like getting married to the Jewish state. Yesterday, on September 8, 2009, over two hundred Americans who traveled on the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight to Israel signed the ketubbah (Jewish... read on

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  • JCC families question gunman’s “remorse”

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2009 | 6:13 pm

    A declaration by convicted murderer Buford Furrow, Jr., expressing his remorse and renouncing his racist beliefs, has been met with skepticism and indignation by the families victimized by his rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community Center 10 years ago, and the killing of a... read on

  • Former William Morris Topper the Mystery Candidate?

    By Rob Eshman

    September 8, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    A late addition to the three-way race to become the next president of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation might be a former exec at the William Morris Agency.

    Two sources confirmed to The Jewish Journal that Irv Weintraub, WMA’s former Chief Operating Officer, is Number 4 on the short... read on

  • And Then There Were Three…

    By Rob Eshman

    September 7, 2009 | 4:34 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles will select its next President in the coming two weeks, and according to multiple sources, the choice is down to just three names.

    The new president will oversee the largest Jewish organization in the region, and one of the largest non-profits of... read on

  • Jewish Blog-Con: Le’hitraot America!

    By Orit Arfa

    September 7, 2009 | 12:25 pm

    For the last installment in this blog series, click here.

    Photo essay below.

    Exactly 204 Americans, from ages four months to 89 years, are bidding farewell to America today.

    I am here with them, at the JFK airport in New York, where they are being greeted by super-cheerful Nefesh... read on

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