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When was the last time you opened a tub of hummus and swooned? When was the last time a restaurant put a plate of hummus in front of you, and you said, “Oh my God.” Most of the hummus recipes…
Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, which they call the “catastrophe,” with marches and protests.
On an otherwise unremarkable day in 1938, a chubby but charming student at John Burroughs Junior High in Los Angeles “cracked the code of his comic gift and discovered his…
A British journalist recalls how she once sat down at a cafe with the legendary magician, author, historian, actor and, perhaps, the greatest sleight-of-hand artist on the planet in the documentary…
When was the last time you opened a tub of hummus and swooned? When was the last time a restaurant put a plate of hummus in front of you, and…
“Mommy, I’ll be right back.” Irene Rosenberg — then Irene Grunfeld — said as she was leaving the apartment of her cousin Mancy Weiss, where she and her mother were…
“O for your kiss! For your love / More enticing than wine, / For your scent and sweet name – For all this they love you. Take me away to…
When I hear about the latest events in Israel – the air strikes on weapons facilities in Syria, the flare-ups over women donning prayer shawls at the Western Wall –…
It's a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven't been seen since the 1980's under President…
Opening this weekend at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 is a very hot-button new documentary called State 194, which follows the recent history of Palestine. Many will approach this film with…
By Rabbi Debbie Prinz
Deborah R. Prinz's book, On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao, was published in the fall of 2012 by Jewish Lights and is already in a second printing. She was awarded a Starkoff Fellowship and a Director's Fellowship from the American Jewish Archives as well as a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship from the Rockefeller Library to pursue this research. This project stirs age-old passions for chocolate and religion using information gathered from travel in several countries, including Belgium, Egypt, England, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. It spans several cultures, countries, centuries, and religions, exploring how faith traditions share consumption, ritual and business interests in chocolate. Rabbi Prinz lectures on this topic around the world in a number of settings, including historical societies, JCC’s, rabbinical associations, synagogue groups, and food conferences. She blogs at jews- onthechocolatetrail.org.
By Rebecca Spence
Rebecca Spence is a writer and editor based in California. She has written for the Forward, Elle,ARTnews, New York magazine, Tablet, and the L.A. Jewish Journal, where she is a contributing writer.
By Hava Volterra
Hava is the chef and owner of Hava’s Kitchen www.havaskitchen.com, an online, subscription-based home food delivery service that provides French, Italian and Mediterranean home cuisine delivered fresh to customers’ doorsteps.
By Mark Eshman
Mark Eshman brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to the firm. In addition to managing client relationships, he oversees the core investment strategies of the firm.
By Rhoda Weisman
Rhoda Weisman Consulting specializes in talent and leadership development in the workplace at all levels.
By Arielle Adelman
Celebrity personal assistant turned Wellness Nerd. Home cook turned Kitchen Professor. Health & Wellness/Life coach in training. Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics Pending.
We live in a world facing remarkable challenges
By Andrew Dugan
Newly arrived from the East Coast, Andrew Dugan is a Los Angeles-based writer best described as "charming," "genius," and "reflexively sycophantic." Some critics have hailed his myriad literary "tours de force" as "the most innovative artistry the world of alphabet magnets has ever seen." He is a keen world-traveler and fan of brevity. When not in the throes of composition, he can be most often found tangled in the undercarriage of your car because he rides a bicycle in Downtown L.A.
By Samara Hutman
Samara Hutman is the Executive Director of Remember Us, an organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation to take up the legacy of Holocaust remembrance through the invitation to participate in two foundational projects. The Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project invites Bnai Mitzvah students to remember one child who was lost in the Holocaust, and to act for the good in their name.
By Dr. Limor Blockman
Dr.Limor Blockman is a renowned Clinical Sex Counselor, Educator, Columnist, Speaker and Author. Dr. Limor holds a PhD in Human Sexuality, a Master’s in Public Health & Community Medicine and a Bachelor’s in Psychology & Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Limor is the author of the revolutionary tip book "365 Daily Tips for Outrageous Sex & Intimacy" (1st released in English) and three bestselling books (Published in Hebrew): "300 Tips for better Sex" -platinum awarded in 2007, "Gay Pride" - a guide for the LGBT community & "Confessions" - a memoir.
By Jeremy Fine
Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish Education. His BA is from the University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana.
By Shmully Schwartz
Simpler Horizons is a health insurance and Medicare supplement brokerage. As such, we pride ourselves on being advocates for both our clients and the community in general. We are frequently asked to key note and bring our expertise to senior panels for city, state and national representatives. We believe our expertise in the area of healthcare administration, our propensity to advocate and our ability to make the complicated, simple, will do well to our blog readers.
By Julie Shuer
I am a wife, eema, retired occupational therapist, dog lover, yoga practioner, daily swimmer, book club participant, foodie and cook, ardent zionist and a persistant student of the hebrew language.
By Abe Fried-Tanzer
Abe Fried-Tanzer is a recent import from the East Coast to Los Angeles, and he brings with him his enthusiasm for movies and television. When he’s not watching every Oscar-nominated movie and every new TV pilot, he can be found at MoviesWithAbe.com and TVwithAbe.com writing about them.
By Shalom Hartman Institute
By Orit Arfa
Orit Arfa can aptly be described as a Renaissance Woman. A writer of fiction, non-fiction and music, a painter, and a Zionist activist, Orit’s interests span many media. She is founder of Creative Zionist Coalition.
By Nolan Lebovitz
Nolan Lebovitz was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. Growing up, he belonged to North Suburban Synagogue Beth-El in Highland Park and attended Solomon Schechter Day School. He spent many summers in Israel. He traveled to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California.
By Elana Horwich
Born to parents who defrosted, Elana began cooking as a young child because the kitchen was the only place in the house her mother couldn’t find her. Elana's sense of adventure and desire to know the unknown has led her to the rural pueblos of Latin America, the war-torn Middle East and the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
By Roger Price
Roger Price was born and raised on the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park, long before Barack Obama decided to settle there. Originally schooled in a classic Conservative congregation, Roger met and studied with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan at Brandeis Camp Institute while a college student.
By Michelle Azar
Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having grown up in the bustling suburbs of Chicago, dancing and singing and attending Labor Zionist Youth camp, she never thought the slow pace of yoga would suit her butterfly personality.
By Lia Mandelbaum
Lia Mandelbaum is getting her degree in social work at California State University-Los Angeles, and has an internship at Barbour & Floyd Mental Health Services.
By Beit T'shuvah
This blog will be written to give our readers a sampling of our philosophy of recovery and to offer a behind-the-curtain look into the minds of the leaders of our community. The blog before you exists for the same reason as the organization that writes it--to help you live well. Many drug-treatment facilities will simply help you get sober and while there is nothing wrong with that, at Beit T'Shuvah we realize that addiction is a symptom of divided self; the unhealthy dependence on substances or compulsive activites provides only a temporary sense of wholeness and well-being.
By Nikki Tabibian
Inspired by the works of Sholom Aleichem and the guilt of her great grandmother Sara (may she rest in peace), Le'chaim to Laughter documents the daily struggle of a conservative Jew and her willingness to remain kosher in a secular world.
By Maya Paley
Maya Paley is Director of Community Engagement and Special Programs at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles. The programs she works on include the annual Jewish Women’s Conference, a day-long event dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring multigenerational Jewish women to take action on issues important to them and year-round empowerment workshops for women.
By Peter Himmelman
In addition to being a Grammy and Emmy nominated songwriter and composer, Peter Himmelman is a visual artist, writer and founder of Big Muse -- an organization dedicated to increasing creativity.
By Jared Baker
Jews Schmooze is a collaborative blog that brings together the many voices of our community. If you have something to say about politics, art, food, culture, Israel, Hollywood or ANYTHING, feel free to email us your pitch at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Jews Schmooze).
By Louis Keene
Louis Keene is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis where he is majoring in American Culture Studies. When he is not eating, sleeping, or writing, he's even harder to find. Follow him on Twitter @clippermissouri to try to keep up.
By Susan Esther Barnes
Susan Esther Barnes is a religious Reform Jew who can regularly be seen greeting people at her synagogue before services. She is a founding member of her synagogue's chevra kadisha, and is fascinated by the many ways we can employ Jewish texts, traditions and rituals to enhance our modern lives.
By Michael Israel
Michael Israel is the Chef and Owner of the M.O. Eggrolls food truck in Los Angeles, California where he lives with his wife Emily. In 2005, Michael graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Culinary Arts. With more than 10 years of professional cooking experience, the highlights of his career include working at Thomas Keller's 3 Michelin Star restaurant Per Se in New York City and opening a kosher food truck with his wife.
By Robin Podolsky
Robin Podolsky is a rabbinical student at the Academy for Jewish Religion. She has worked as a press secretary to an elected official, a journalist and an educator. Her work has been published in the LA Times, The Jewish Journal of Southern California, The JSpot, Talking Points Memo, the LA Weekly and other publications. Robin lives and works in Los Angeles, California, her beloved home town.
By Rabbi Mark Diamond
Rabbi Mark Diamond is Executive Vice President of The Board of Rabbis of Southern California. In that position, he directs a multi-denominational organization of 330 rabbis, and serves on the senior management team of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. As the Board’s senior professional, Rabbi Diamond has developed innovative programs of continuing education, social justice, healing and spirituality for colleagues and the community. The rabbi is quoted frequently in local and national media and is the host and executive producer of One Community, a weekly television show on Jewish Life Television Network.
By Steven Alan Green
Steven Alan Green is a New York born, Beverly Hills raised stand-up comedian and writer who started at The Comedy Store in the 80's heyday as one of the house emcee's and gag writers, writing for the likes of Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall and Jimme "JJ" Walker.
By Tom Tugend
Tom is a contributing editor for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and the West Coast correspondent for the Jerusalem Post in Israel, Jewish Chronicle in Britain, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New York. He has written on films for the Los Angeles Times and occasional features for Hadassah Magazine, Lifestyles and other publications.
By Ariel Blumenthal
Ariel Blumenthal is a composer and music producer with a somewhat obsessive passion for international and current aﬀairs. To satisfy his urges, Ariel writes words and produces videos that deal with Israel, the Muslim world and the international community. His main target audience is liberals; his major heartbreak is what he sees as a fundamentally erroneous paradigm through which Israel and the conﬂict are viewed.
By Ruth Ellen Gruber
The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two decades.
By Vicki Rothman
Vicki Rothman M.S. brings over 20 years of career counseling experience to the Jewish Journal. Vicki has a private practice where she provides career counseling/coaching and is counseling faculty for a local college. She will bring her expertise to the Jewish Journal through the column “Career Corner”.
By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the Founder & President of Uri L’Tzedek, the Director of Jewish Life & the Senior Jewish Educator at the UCLA Hillel and a 6th year doctoral candidate at Columbia University in Moral Psychology & Epistemology.
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz
Joan and John Schwartz are ex New Yorkers, living in Los Angeles. They are married and see a lot of films. They usually disagree but always tell it like it is. John is most famous for creating the cult classic films Faces of Death.
By Salvador Litvak
Salvador Litvak is a screenwriter, director and the Accidental Talmudist.
By Drew Kugler
As a Coach with executives and professionals to design and execute productive conversations at work and other places they care about, Drew Kugler lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and their two daughters, Alexandra and Marissa.
By Noga Gur-Arieh
My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I'm an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.
By Jonah Lowenfeld
TnP is a spot for non-profit, independent journalism.
By Orit Arfa
Orit Arfa is the Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of America, Western Region.
By LW Ben Yechezkiel
The Chavaya Experience. Yes, Hebrew speakers I know the title is redundant…aval kacha zeh Chavaya is a Hebrew word that literally translated means experience. But at least in my experience it means more. Ayzeh chavaya means that you experienced something that made a strong impression something that you cant wait to tell other people about, that at least for a little while can cause you to change the way you look at some things.
By Steven Windmueller
From June 2006 to June 2010, Steven Windmueller served as the Dean of Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles campus. In March of 2009, President David Ellenson named Professor Windmueller to the Gottschalk Chair, one of only twelve endowed HUC faculty positions. Over the course of the past year, Dr. Windmueller has been representing the College-Institute in launching a major new initiative of the Reform Movement, a Think Tank on the Future of Reform Judaism.
About the therapists
By Rabbi John Rosove
Rabbi John L. Rosove assumed his duties as Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood in November 1988. A native of Los Angeles, he earned a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley (1972), a Masters in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR, LA (1976), Rabbinic Ordination from HUC-JIR, NY (1979), and a Doctor of Divinity from HUC-JIR, LA (2004).
By Shmuel Rosner
Shmuel Rosner is an editor, writer and researcher based in Tel Aviv.
By Klaudia Klimek
Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.
By Samira Asemanfar
After graduating from the Marshall School of Business at USC in 2004, Samira Asemanfar of Los Angeles California joined KPMG, LLP as an internal auditor and SOX compliance consultant. It was her first job out of college and Samira was excited to enter the business world as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious accounting firms.
By Elliot Steingart
Elliot Steingart is a Los Angeles based comedian and writer who hosts a monthly comedy show, “Melgard Mondays” at Melgard Public House.
The Jewish Journal
Nicole Behnam is Co-Founder and CEO of BigCityPR & Marketing, and writes articles on the side as a hobby.
By Aryeh Cohen
Aryeh Cohen the author of the book Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism is a professor, a social justice activist, a rabbi and a lecturer.
What's the deal with this blog?
By Dani Kollin
Dani Kollin is an advertising copywriter currently living in Los Angeles, California.
By Benjamin Bastomski
Ben Bastomski, 23, was born and raised in Santa Barbara in a traditional Jewish household, with regular attendance at the Young Israel of Santa Barbara Congregation, where his family has a longtime affiliation and his father Jacob serves as President.
By Rebecca Cooper
Rebecca Cooper is a California licensed therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and the Founder of Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs™. She is the author of Diets Don’t Work®, the Diets Don’t Work® Structured Program Workbook, instructional DVDs, and Guided Imagery CDs. She is the eating disorder expert for Addicted.com and SelfGrowth.com. Rebecca also appears on television, webcasts, and radio to promote disordered eating awareness.
By Erica Ramon
A natural born music maven, Erica Ramon has built her life around her passion for creativity, self-expression and music.
By LiAmi Lawrence
LiAmi is the former Director of Media for the Israeli Consulate and a public relations maven.
By Pini Herman
about the bloggers
By Sima Cohen
Sima (which translates "Joy" in Hebrew) is poised to become the next big hit in health and wellness in America. An Israeli immigrant, Sima came to the states 20 years ago and quickly saw the declining health of the American people. She immediately set her sights on changing the way we eat, think and live, one American at a time, and has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to doing just that.
By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz
About the blogger
By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
about Rabbi Yonah
By Ilana Angel
Ilana Angel is a 45 year old single mother, who would rather watch reality television than go out on another bad date.
By Annie Korzen
Annie Korzen is a comedy writer and performer.
By Danny Groner
By Lisa Niver Rajna
By Michelle K. Wolf
Michelle K. Wolf is a special needs parent activist and non-profit professional who has worked in the governmental and non-profit sectors for the past 25 years. Follow her on Twitter@specialneedsima
By Cantor Harris Shore, The Handy Hazzan
CANTOR HARRIS SHORE most recently served as Hazzan for Hollywood Temple Beth El in West Hollywood, and for two years at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda after his graduation from the Academy for Jewish Religion CA where he was ordained as Hazzan and Teacher. It is his passion to elevate the worship experience and to heal through music, as David (Sweet singer of Israel) healed Saul (I Samuel 16:14-23). And we read in the words of the great Haazinu (Deuteronomy 31:19), that G-d meant for Moses and all future spiritual leaders of the Jewish people to put the word of Torah into the mouths of the Children of Israel through the beauty and power of song.
By Cedric M. Shen
About the blogger.
By Naomi Pfefferman
By Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Sarah Emily Tuttle-Singer is a stay-at-home mama who craves adult interaction, a triple-shot latte, and a stiff drink and a good night’s sleep. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sarah is currently living on a kibbutz in in the middle of Israel with her husband and two children. She's instantly recognizable as an LA transplant because she insists on strutting around in knee-high hooker boots and skinny jeans.
By Julia Bendis
I was born in Ukraine, in the former USSR, and grew up in Riga, Latvia which is on the Baltic Sea. My family and I immigrated to the United States in 1989, right before the fall of Communism. I believe that many Russian immigrants have used humor as a way to cope with the conditions of life in the former Soviet Union. I am definitely one of them. Have you ever seen photographs of Russians during Communism? Or better yet Russian Jews? Nobody smiled in pictures, ever. It wasn’t allowed. If you smiled, that meant that you were happy about something, and THAT meant that you had something that others didn’t. That was definitely not allowed in Socialism, and would be reported to the proper officials! Everyone was supposed to be equal, and have the same amount of everything from money to food to shelter. We all know how untrue that was, and how well that turned out in the end…
By Tamara Shayne Kagel
Tamara Shayne Kagel is a twenty-something fixture on the Los Angeles scene living in Santa Monica. Currently, Tamara is a successful freelance writer (just ask her Grandmother) who has written numerous feature and tv screenplays and is a regular contributor to 944 Magazine. She is an irresponsible lover of all things art, literary, food, fashion, nightlife and anything else that is typically labeled elite. She goes to temple at Adat Ari El on high holidays and spends the rest of the year feeling guilty about not being more Jewish.
By Micha Keynan
By Marcus J Freed
Marcus J Freed is a studio-trained yogi, yeshiva-trained educator, published author, BBC broadcaster and classically-trained actor.
By Noa Tishby
In her homeland of Israel, Noa Tishby’s name is synonymous with stardom. An actress and a producer, Tishby got her first big break at 16 playing the lead in the hit original musical KING DAVID, She got a full drama scholarship to the Tel Aviv National Museum of Arts and went on to play the lead in the nation’s highest rated prime time drama RAMAT AVIV. Tishby became a household name and appeared in numerous TV shows, Musicals and films in Israel and the US. Some of her credits include THE ISLAND, THE GHOST OF GIRLFRIENS PAST, BIG LOVE, NCIS, LEVERAGE, CSI, NIP/TUCK, and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE.
By Elaine Sandberg
A kid from Brooklyn, a graduate of Syracuse University and an immigrant to California via Palo Alto, San Juan Capistrano, finally, Los Angeles, I have been here for the past 15 years.
The bloggers of "Oy Gay"
By Mark Paredes
Mark Paredes is a member of the Jewish Relations Committee of the LDS Church's Southern California Public Affairs Council. You can contact Mark at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @jewsandmormons.
By Mahim Maher
By Avi Davis
Avi Davis is an attorney, journalist, commentator, documentarian and president of the American Freedom Alliance. He was born in Melbourne, Australia where he graduated from the David Derham School of Law with Honors at Monash University in 1981. Since his arrival in Los Angeles in 1984, he has served as the Director, Streisand Center for Jewish Cultural Arts and Director, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University. For seven years, in the 1990s, he was the president of his own consulting company, based in Beverly Hills, which raised capital for the Israeli internet industry.
As a journalist, Mr. Davis’ commentary on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in opinion pieces, feature articles, letters and book reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, Melbourne Age, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Jewish Spectator, New York Jewish Week, among many other papers and magazines. He is a senior editorial columnist for Jewsweek.com, a contributing editor of Rapport Magazine and the former literary editor of the Jewish Spectator. His radio commentary is heard regularly throughout North America and he has been a television commentator on the Middle East for CNN, Fox News and Adelphia Cable.
He currently hosts his own weekly radio program Western Word Radio every Wednesday at 11: 00 am (PST).
In 2003-04 he studied at Harvard University as a visiting fellow.
Mr. Davis has been awarded professional designation certificates in the fields of journalism, public relations and fund raising from UCLA. His latest documentary - Remembering Munich – was released in September, 2008.
He is currently the President and co-founder of the American Freedom Alliance – a Los Angeles based think tank and activist network formed to identify threats to Western civilization and promote freedom of expression, freedom of inquiry and freedom of conscience around the world. In this capacity he has, over the past three years, conceptualized and coordinated five major international conferences: The Collapse of Europe? at Pepperdine University in June 2007; Identity Crisis: Can European Civilization Survive? at the University of Rome in March 2008; How Free Is the University? at the University of Southern California in June, 2008; Remembering Munich in Los Angeles in September, 2008 and The Darwin Debates in Los Angeles in October, 2009. His general political writings can be found at The Intermediate Zone. His creative writings can be found at The Cobblestone Road
By Bob Goldfarb
Bob Goldfarb has been president of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, based in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, since 2007. Before getting involved with the Jewish organizational world he was an executive and consultant in media and the arts. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, he first came to Southern California in 1984 to be Chief Operating Officer of KUSC Radio. He later became Vice-President for Programming at the former KFAC Radio, and returned to KUSC in 2000 as Director of Broadcasting and New Media.
By Heather Wolfson
Meet the crew!
By Norman Lavin, M.D, PhD., UCLA Medical School
Norman Lavin, M.D.,PhD.
Clinical Professor of Endocrinology
Director of Endocrinology Education
UCLA Medical School
By Melanie Chartoff
Melanie Chartoff is an inventor--of stories and characters for the page, stage and screen-- and the environment, having patented a graywater recycling device for home use (graywayrotatingdrain.com).
By Marcia and Dr. Rick
Our motto is "IF YOU’VE GOT A PROBLEM, WE’VE GOT AN ANSWER" and every day we will try to fulfill that pledge. We decided to start this website because life is stressful and complicated. We hope we’ve created a place where people can feel safe as they seek out some guidance and support. People know us from television and radio as kind and truthful advisors who are willing to tell it as it is. We know as complicated as issues become, we can cut to the heart of a problem using a firm but gentle touch mixed with humor and optimism. We’re confident that two minds are better than one in resolving life’s problems.
By Jeff Morgan
There is only one professional wine writer and winemaker in America. He also happens to make what another wine writer--Robert Parker--has called “the greatest kosher wine on Planet Earth.” Jeff Morgan wears many hats.
By Aaron Wood
Aaron Wood, raised 100% secular, had no feeling towards anything Jewish until he met a Christian missionary.
By Ryan Torok
My blog is community-oriented; I chat with folks and profile them. I encourage them to be funny and/or promote their work. I go to events that would otherwise not get coverage.
By Merissa Nathan Gerson
With more than 10 years of talk therapy under her belt, Merissa has waded through life’s dilemmas with a constant reflective therapeutic bird on her shoulder. Add a few rabbis, a Buddhist-inspired education, monks, stupas, shrine rooms and the like, stir, and you get a 27 year-old Yenta. (What is a yenta? Click here to find out.)
By Chava Tombosky
Chava is an accomplished screen-writer and independent film producer. She is also a noted lecturer on Jewish women's issues and offers a refreshingly honest and down to earth perspective on Judaism, Torah values, and life. Although an Orthodox Rebbetzin - Chassidic in fact! – her broad scope of knowledge and personal experience empower her to present an orthodox perspective on modern life in a uniquely unorthodox witty fashion.
By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat
By Joan Hyler
Joan Hyler is one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded executives—and one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet!
By Tiferet Peterseil
About me, Tiferet Peterseil
By Noah Alper
Noah Alper is a consultant to aspiring entrepreneurs and a dynamic motivational speaker. His experience includes concept creation, marketing, retailing, food service and sales management. In his new book, he weaves together Jewish ethical teachings and over 35 years of business and non-profit management experience.
By Mihal Levy
Mihal Levy used to collect degrees as a hobby. After receiving her B.S. and M.S. degrees, she worked as a psychotherapist and research scientist before continuing her hobby of degree-collecting. Two years into her Ph.D program in neuropsychology, Mihal decided to hang up her lab coat and give up her cushy office to focus on her first love, writing. And has never looked back. (Well, maybe a few times to make sure she wasn’t being followed by ex-patients.)
By David A. Lehrer
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