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Fiesta Shalom: Why One Band Refused to Play [AUDIO]

By JewishJournal.com

May 18, 2009 | 12:55 pm

From FSRN.org

“A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, they realized the event was sponsored by the Israeli Consulate.” Click here to listen.

  • The Pillar of American Democracy…at 40 Bucks a Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 15, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Just finished a day-long stint of jury duty. After deferring four times in two years, I finally decided to suck it up and go. Part of it had to with my... More.

  • What makes Kobe so L.A.?

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 14, 2009 | 11:06 am

    Saw this sign at Los Angeles International Airpot, and I’m still trying to figure out what it means. Just what, exactly, is “so L.A.” about Kobe Bryant? Is it his talent? His competitive drive? His being accused of a felony only to have all charges mysteriously dropped?

  • Anti-Israel activists urge Leonard Cohen to nix T.A. show

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    From HAARETZ.com

    Anti-Israel activists are stepping up efforts to dissuade Leonard Cohen from performing in Israel in September.

    The activists urge supporters to “apply pressure during his tour by local groups along his path,” in their most recent appeal, which was circulated on Monday in various pro-Palestinian mailing lists. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.


  • New Endangered Species: Israeli Sperm

    By JewishJournal

    May 11, 2009 | 3:40 pm

    The end of Seinfeld? The Bush administration? Global warming?

    All possible reasons for what you are about to read…

    From HAARETZ.com:

    The... More.

  • Pope Visits Yad Vashem

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    Pope Benedict XVI visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Monday as part of his tour of Israel and the Middle East, where he lamented the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust.

    “As we stand here in silence, their cry still echoes in our hearts. It is a cry raised against every act of injustice and violence. It is a perpetual reproach against the spilling of innocent blood,” said the pope in his address. To read the full story, visit Haaretz.com.

  • Mort Sahl Missing, Then ‘Found’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 9, 2009 | 9:25 pm

    Mort Sahl, the beloved 81-year-old comedian was reported missing by his family, authorities said Saturday according to a report on a San Gabriel Tribune blog. The Claremont resident was reported missing Tuesday, according to the report. A later update said that he’s fine and “where he wants to be,” according to Claremont Police Lt. Paul Davenport, the report said.

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s... More.

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