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Solidarity: Je Suis Charlie, Je Suis Juif

by Francoise Skurman

January 15, 2015 | 5:18 pm

Hundreds of thousands of French citizens take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris on Jan. 11. Photo by Charles Platiau/Reuters

A dozen victims at a French newspaper, plus four hostages killed in a kosher grocery store: In France, it feels like the world is coming to an end. This was not just an attack on a small... read full article

  • Freedom to offend: A collection of cartoons

    January 15, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    This caption for the “Shoah Hebdo” issue (a mock cover of Charlie Hebdo) says, “I’ll take 1 million off 6 in exchange for Palestine” — showing a rabbi bargaining to knock 1 million off the official count of 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust in exchange for Arabs allowing...

  • Avant-garde Israel

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 8, 2015 | 5:09 pm

    Although Rosette Delug has only been collecting art for a decade, her Trousdale Estates mansion at the apex of Beverly Hills has become a showcase for cutting-edge international contemporary art. In fact, the works are so omnipresent on the home’s walls and in every inch of open...

  • The Mensch List 2014

    Jewish Journal Staff

    December 30, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Last month, for our 10th annual mensch list, we invited your nominations of extraordinary volunteers in our community, and once again the outpouring of suggestions of amazing people was overwhelming. This list could have been much longer — what we offer here is just a sampling of...

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  • Norman Lear: ‘That’s Not the American Way’

    December 17, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    Following is an excerpt from Norman Lear’s autobiography, “Even This I Get to Experience”:

    The biggest next after my decade in network television was socio-political. It had begun brewing in me years earlier with the proliferation of fundamentalist TV ministries that perverted...

  • Norman Lear’s bright future

    By Rob Eshman

    December 17, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    When I met Norman Lear at his spacious Beverly Hills office for an interview, he immediately told me, “The timing is good.” He didn’t say why — just that it has something to do with what he plans to do next.

    That’s right, next. At 92, an age when most of us would be content to...

  • Why Chanukah matters

    By Jared Sichel

    December 12, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    There’s a certain narrative about Chanukah that has become near conventional wisdom among American Jews, and it goes like this:

    Chanukah is a fun holiday that is big in America, thanks to its proximity to Christmas. But really, it’s a “minor” holiday that is more impactful...

  • Homemade sufganiyot recipes to brighten Chanukah celebrations

    by Atalya Ein Mor

    December 3, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Chanukah has always been a joyful holiday for children and adults.

    A good story about a victory and a miracle, great food like doughnuts and latkes, but more than anything, the chanukiyah — the menorah — whose light gives the holiday an atmosphere of magic and mystery.

    I’ve...

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