Jewish Journal

Making blue & white waves at the Israel Solidarity Rally

by Julianne Grossman

July 14, 2014 | 2:13 pm

The author waving an Israeli flag. Photo by Tibor Deme

The other day I received an email asking me to show my support of Israel by attending a solidarity rally at the Federal Building in Los Angeles. At the bottom of the email was an... read on

  • Modesty rules shouldn’t keep you out of the water this summer

    by Harry Roberts

    July 8, 2014 | 10:03 am

    To a secular person, summer is a time to head down the beach or swimming pool in a cute bikini or swimsuit and hang out with friends and family of both sexes. People who haven’t grown up in the Orthodox faith don’t think twice about undressing in front of strangers. But anyone who... read on

  • Jewish Community Day transforms Chavez Ravine into hub of pride

    By Ryan Torok

    June 30, 2014 | 7:34 pm

    Dodgers hats, where the team name was written in Hebrew, dotted the Reserved-level sections at Dodgers Stadium last Sunday.

    It was Jewish Community Day at Chavez Ravine, and Tribe pride was in effect before and after the game. A representative of the Dodgers group sales office... read on

  • Simple Ways to Make the World a Better Place

    by Henry Lane

    June 30, 2014 | 1:03 pm

    We would all like to live in a better world but what do we do about it on a daily basis? The truth is that most of us are so caught up in our daily lives and our routine to make the effort that that we think this requires.

    Having said that, once you think about it for a second... read on

  • Change is Gonna Come: How Tech is Transforming Lifestyles

    by Michelle Nichols

    June 26, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    Helping to Preserve


    One of the most influential ways technology is helping us move forward while still holding to the past is allowing people to preserve what they find most dear. Consider technologic advancements that have helped Jewish people hang onto their religion and... read on

  • How Much Does it Really Cost To Retire?

    by J.T. Ripton

    June 20, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    Chances are high you're going to retire one day, and equally high are the odds you'll live 20 or possibly 30 years beyond that. Relying on the investments you've made during your most productive years can be a complex maze that, if effectively navigated, will result in the right... read on

  • Backstreet’s Back

    June 9, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    Attention all 90s boy band fans! The Backstreet Boys will be performing for 3 nights in Ra'Anana, Israel at the Ra'Anana Amphitheatre on July 29-31.

    Time to dust off your Tiger Beat posters of Nick Carter. Backstreet's Back ya'll!

  • On Being Jewish, Perhaps

    by Mariano Zaro, Zocalo Public Square

    June 9, 2014 | 11:20 am

    The staircase is L-shaped

    with a huge cactus in the corner.

    Be careful with that,

    my mother says every time

    we go to visit my aunt Pepa.

    Today we are there

    because her son has died.


    Her son was away, in college.

    He wanted to be a lawyer but

    liked music most of... read on

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