Jewish Journal

Kochav Nolad: My Star Isn’t Born

By Orit Arfa

June 15, 2009 | 6:57 pm

At least the line wasn’t long.  Not like it was at the Gillette Stadium in Boston back in 2005, where I sat among thousands of fellow American Idol wannabes on the benches, suffering... read on

  • The 60-second Speech I Wish Bibi Would Have Given

    By David Suissa

    June 15, 2009 | 2:02 am

    Will the speech shift the spotlight and pressure to the Palestinian side? Will it make Israel look reasonable? And will it get positive coverage in the press?

    Those are the three measures of success for Bibi’s Bar Ilan speech. The audience? Lions who want their red meat and who... read on

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust... read on

  • FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD: The Wailing Wall

    June 11, 2009 | 1:16 pm

    Download album here

    “Jesse Rifkin, the mastermind behind The Wailing Wall, believes in a community of creatives, beatniks and musicians working together to create dynamic art, and that is the environment that produced this record” - JDub Records.

    Here’s a sample of the music…

    For more info, visit:

    Jdub Records

  • Boom Boom Mazal Tov!

    By Orit Arfa

    June 10, 2009 | 7:08 pm

    Maybe they were divinely inspired by their concert right outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City last year—or by the happening party scene in Tel Aviv—but the Black Eyes Peas proudly acknowledge Judaism’s life-affirming outlook with the incorporation of “mazal tov”... read on

  • A Fourth Day In June—Family Loses Son Named for Uncle Memorialized In Jewish Journal Article

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 9, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    On May 20, The Jewish Journal published “Three Days in June,” a Memorial Day memoir by Manny Klein about his brother, Tech. Sgt. Bernard M. Klein, who was killed in action in World War II. Two weeks after the article was published – on a fourth day in June—Dov Bernard Klein,... read on

  • American Girl Dolls…meet Rebecca Rubin

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 5, 2009 | 5:55 pm

    Dana Witkin holds her brand new Rebecca Rubin doll up to her face, and the resemblance is hard to ignore. Both the 7-year-old Orange County resident and Rebecca Rubin – the first Jewish doll in American Girl’s historical character line – have softly curled light brown hair with... read on

  • Obama’s Cairo Speech: I Give It An “A”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 4, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo will go down as an historic game-changer in the history of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East.

    Let me be clear: it changes the game for the better.

    One effect of the speech will be to put a lie to the idea that the US is... read on

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