Jewish Journal

Polo Mom Poolside at 18th Maccabiah

By Gina Lobaco

July 16, 2009 | 3:52 pm

The games go on.  It’s Day 5 of the Chai Maccabiah and box scores can be found for most events in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz.  Just as the games go on, so do the snafus and... read on

  • Violinist’s disappearance, death puzzles police

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 16, 2009 | 3:00 am

    Posted by Tom Tugend

    A memorial service is being planned for Robert Korda, a longtime violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, whose apparent disappearance puzzled his family, police and most of Los Angeles for four days, until his body was discovered at the coroner’s... read on

  • 18th Maccabiah Opens in Ramat Gan Stadium

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 14, 2009 | 5:37 pm

              The opening ceremony last night at Ramat Gan was an incongruous mixture of kitschy theatricality and truly uplifting communal values.  Security is obviously intense at an event like this, but even so, ticketholders got to their seats by 8 p.m. and then began a bit of a... read on

  • U.S. Men’s Water Polo Looking Strong at Maccabi Games

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 6:31 pm

    Of the 900 members of the U.S.delegation to the 18th Maccabiah, over one-quarter of them hail from the Southern California area.  The SoCal contingent includes heavy representation in karate, volleyball, swimming, soccer, and water polo.  Among the world’s toughest sports, water... read on

  • Maccabiah Athletes Find their Party

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 2:31 am

    Max Nordau is kvelling from the great weight room in the sky.  The Zionist father of the Maccabi games dreamed of Jews, with rippling muscles and athletic talent who would dispel the old stereotype of physical weakness and give rise to a “new Jew.”

    The Sunday evening welcome... read on


    By Gina Lobaco

    July 10, 2009 | 7:12 am

    Yoni Ben Naim has traveled to Israel at least yearly since his birth nine years ago, but this summer, he’s a little nervous about the trip.  The Brawerman Elementary School fifth-grader has been tapped to serve as an on-air interviewer for JLTV‘s coverage of the 18th Maccabiah,... read on

  • “I Resist” This Dumb YouTube Video

    By Rob Eshman

    July 9, 2009 | 5:36 pm


    I watched a new YouTube video called, “I Resist,” so carefully I can tell you that at minute 1:46 the word subjugation is misspelled. 

    Yep—I took in every second and all I can say is, I’m sorry.

    I’m sorry that the people who made this video, and the people... read on

  • Should Israel Attack Iran?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 7, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    Sweep every other geopolitical question aside: the biggest issue facing the world right now is Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

    Why?  Because the repercussions of Iran’s unstopped push toward the development of nuclear weapons and their delivery system may include imminent war,... read on

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