Jewish Journal

  • Israeli shipping giant Zim suspends operations in Long Beach

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    UPDATE [Nov. 19]: Israeli shipping giant has not suspended operations in Long Beach.

    Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., Israel’s largest cargo shipping company, has temporarily suspended operations at the Port of Long Beach, according to an employee in Zim’s Long Beach...

  • California mid-term election results 2014

    3 weeks ago

    Governor: Jerry Brown

    Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom

    Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

    Controller: Betty T. Yee

    Treasurer: John Chiang

    Attorney General: Kamala D. Harris

    Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones

    Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson


  • Congressional and Senate candidates debate at University Synagogue

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    University Synagogue was the host Oct. 12 for debates in two races for the Nov. 4 election — one between Elan Carr and Ted Lieu, running for the 33rd Congressional District seat, and another between Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen, who are vying for the California 26th state Senate...

  • How to Shmita in California

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    September 23, 2014 | 3:27 pm

    Shmita, the Torah-mandated break that refreshes every seven years, and which is observed in the coming new year, 5775, is being reinterpreted in Los Angeles.

    The key concepts of shmita, which means “release,” are found in the Torah portion Mishpatim in Exodus (“Six years you...

  • David Getman, a 2010 Milken graduate, dies in San Francisco collision

    By Ryan Torok

    August 29, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    A funeral service for David Getman, 22, a 2010 Milken Community Schools graduate who was killed in a traffic accident in San Francisco earlier this week, will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Hillside Memorial Park.

    Shiva information is not yet available, according to a Milken...

  • California wine country shaken by 6.0 quake, dozens hurt

    Reuters and JTA

    August 25, 2014 | 9:58 am

    Authorities in California's wine country north of San Francisco were scrambling late Sunday to reach damaged buildings and restore power in the town of Napa after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck before dawn, injuring more than 100 people.

    The temblor damaged historic buildings,...

  • In race for Congress, how different are candidates Elan Carr and Ted Lieu?

    By Jared Sichel

    August 6, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Democratic State Sen. Ted Lieu and Republican District Attorney Elan Carr may be competing to fill longtime Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman’s seat in November, but in an era in which the two parties rarely work together, the similarities between these two candidates are one of...

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