Jewish Journal

Locals celebrate Norooz

by Karmel Melamed

March 20, 2013 | 10:11 am

Dancers celebrate Norooz, the Persian New Year, at the Midnight Mission. Photo courtesy of the Midnight Mission

Fast-paced Persian dance music and the aroma of beef kebabs filled the Arena Nightclub in Hollywood on March 16 as nearly 1,000... read full article

  • Israeli visual culture classes at Skirball

    by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

    March 20, 2013 | 8:56 am

    It would be easy to assume that Israel’s cultural and artistic identities are inextricably linked with the nation’s turbulent political history....

  • Contentious collaboration

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    March 20, 2013 | 7:15 am

    The contentious, often hilarious, collaboration between legendary screenwriter-director Billy Wilder and mystery novelist Raymond Chandler is the...

  • Matt Haimovitz: Global yet grounded

    by Rick Schultz

    March 20, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Speaking by phone from Montreal, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz revealed that he’s a great admirer of the American singer Nina Simone. Looking at...

  • NFL, champion Ravens dismiss season opener on Rosh Hashanah


    March 19, 2013 | 4:34 pm

    The Baltimore Ravens and the NFL have agreed that the Super Bowl champions will not open their season — or the league's season — on the first night of...

  • Miss Israel misses U.S. event due to visa restrictions


    March 19, 2013 | 6:53 am

    Yityish Aynaw may have a meeting set up with President Barack Obama when he travels to Israel later this week, but getting one with a U.S. embassy...

  • Artist Siona Benjamin brings Hindu and Muslim motifs to portrayals of biblical outcasts

    by Chavie Lieber, JTA

    March 19, 2013 | 6:10 am

    In the space of a single painting, Siona Benjamin juxtaposes feminism, Indian mythology and Jewish imagery.

    On a three-foot canvas, she’ll paint a...

  • Greek soccer player gets life ban for Nazi salute


    March 18, 2013 | 8:39 am

    A Greek soccer player has been banned for life from playing for the national team after giving the Nazi salute during a game.

    Giorgos Katidis, 20, who...

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