Jewish Journal

Songs of the Sabbath

by Mindy Leaf

May 14, 2015 | 11:46 am

The author's daughter meditates in the park on a Sabbath afternoon

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 stop... 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.
  • Mariachi Bands Plays Chabad Tote Song

    By Tess Cutler

    May 7, 2015 | 12:49 pm

    Two night ago, I was at a Mexican restaurant celebrating the Battle of Puebla aka Cinco de Drinko when the mariachi band started playing a familiar jingle. It took me a second to "intellectually Shazam" the ditty when I realized it was none other than the Chabad Telethon tote song (the song that plays when a tote is called and the dancing rabbis come out and give it their all). Take a listen for yourselves.

    And to refresh your memory, here's the Chabad version:
  • NewGround Fellow Responds to Shootings in Garland, TX

    by Tess Cutler

    May 7, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    On Sunday, May 3, a cohort of Jews and Muslims, members of a group called NewGround, were praying side by side at an event called “Two Faiths One... More.

  • 99 Problems for POTUS, but a Nuke Aint One

    by Harry Ben-Zvi and Gidon Ben-Zvi

    April 7, 2015 | 11:36 am

    DJ POTUS (aka President Obama) seamlessly juxtaposes melodically progressive nuclear non-proliferation mantras like “Reset” with authoritarian breakout... More.

  • Bibi’s Big Day: When Words Matter…And When They Don’t

    by Gidon Ben-Zvi

    March 19, 2015 | 9:34 am

    The consensus, both within Israel and abroad, is that Benjamin Netanyahu snatched an electoral victory from the jaws of imminent defeat by both... More.

  • IAC Celebrates the Knesset

    by Tess Cutler

    March 19, 2015 | 9:18 am

    Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel took the stage in a Pico-Robertson banquet room on March 17 — as returns from the recent Israeli... More.

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