Jewish Journal

False Alarms

January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

Never underestimate the propensity of AmericanJews to scare themselves silly. Here we are, in the midst of anunprecedented Jewish renaissance, enjoying the most favorablespiritual climate in... read full article
  • Writing a New Chapter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Writing a New Chapter

    The People of the Book is the

    Los Angeles area's first attempt at a Jewish book festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer



    For years, Rabbi Harold Schulweis was perplexed by the question,Why isn't there a Jewish book festival in Los Angeles?

    To promote his own...

  • Brooks And Reiner in the Year 2000

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    By Michael Aushenker, Community Editor

    Comedy maven Mel Brooks with his partner-in-crime, CarlReiner.
    "Send in the Jews!" Mel Brooks shouted, throwing the floodgatesopen for the scores of fans who valiantly fought the drizzle lastWednesday evening, Nov. 19, to meet him and his "Your...

  • Finding Gould in L.A.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In 1992, Jennifer Gould was 24, fresh out of Columbia's graduatejournalism school, with a dream job at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Yetthe Toronto native was restless. She was eager to make a name forherself overseas and unwilling to wait the years necessary to earn aforeign post. And...

  • The Sunflower

    By William Cutter

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Sunflower

    On the Possibilities and

    Limits of Forgiveness

    By William Cutter

    "The Sunflower" Revised and expanded, edited by Harry James Cargasand Bonny V. Fetterman. Schocken Books, New York, 1997) (Firstpublished in 1976, and translated by H. A. Piehler)

    "The Sunflower" introduced...

  • Back in Thyme

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's newest weapon in its battle for economic well-being andworldwide acceptance is a tall, thin New Yorker with a great lambrecipe.

    Her name is Rozanne Gold. New Yorkers know Gold because, whilestill in her 20s, she served as the personal chef for the city's thenmayor, Ed Koch....

  • On Valor, Violinists and Vacations

    By Tom Tugend

    September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "A Hole in the Heart of the World" (Viking, $24.95) by JonathanKaufman

    The "hole" in the intriguing book title "A Hole in the Heart ofthe World" refers to the destruction of Central and Eastern EuropeanJewry under the two totalitarian scourges of this century: first, ofcourse, the...

  • The Book on Olives

    By Rob Eshman

    September 4, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    'Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit,'

    by Mort Rosenblum (North Point Press, $25)

    In his endlessly fascinating book, "Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit," Mort Rosenblum reminds us that domesticated olives were around before the Bible, "was a first draft scribbled on...

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