Jewish Journal

  • “Mad Men” creator honored at Los Angeles City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    June 17, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner accepted an award from the City of Los Angeles on June 17 at Los Angeles City Hall. 

    Appearing to hold back tears,... More.

  • A killing kind of love: Obama’s Iron Dome ruse

    by Harry Ben-Zvi and Gidon Ben-Zvi

    June 11, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Summer is nearly upon us. In Israel, this is traditionally a time for blasting the AC, heading to the beach…and rocket fire from Gaza. On Monday, the... More.

  • Jewish Through and Through

    by Talila Carner

    May 27, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    My last two novels feature strong Jewish themes.  Yet when I speak to audiences, invariably someone expresses surprise that I am not religious. They are... More.

  • Jewish man and Muslim man embracing in Madonna Instagram photo

    By Ryan Torok

    May 19, 2015 | 5:02 pm

    I wonder what NewGround, a Los Angeles-based organization that is committed to facilitating dialogue between Jews and Muslims, would think of the photo... More.

  • Songs of the Sabbath

    by Mindy Leaf

    May 14, 2015 | 11:46 am

    There was a new person at the pub table of our weekly atheist meet-up, so the subject came up again: What was your former religion? When and why did you... More.
  • When the Body-You’re-Born-With is never enough

    by Mindy Leaf

    May 11, 2015 | 9:15 am

    At first, I think he's joking. The smiling young man at the Free Thinkers Meetup suggests I touch, then push hard against the pad of his finger—so I can... More.

  • The Irrepressible Jewish Mother

    by Mindy Leaf

    May 8, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    We'd just read The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (best-selling author of The Red Tent), and my book club's discussion kept circling back to her depiction... More.

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