Jewish Journal

  • Making peace with the past

    by Iris Mann

    3 weeks ago

    Memory, aging, death, theater, ghostly visitations and closely held secrets are some of the themes running through “The Last Act of Lilka Kadison,” a play originally produced by the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago and now being presented at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

  • Kosher nightclub to open in Moscow

    by JTA

    3 weeks ago

    A Russian Jewish group is preparing to open a kosher nightclub in the center of Moscow.

    The opening of the Shachar Club is slated for Saturday, the Russian-language Israeli news site izrus.co.il reported Tuesday.

    “Jewish youth in Moscow should have somewhere with an easy,...

  • Pat Robertson: Jews too busy ‘polishing diamonds’


    3 weeks ago

    Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores.

    Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday with Robertson to discuss what makes Jews successful.

    “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper...

  • Germany’s Kiefer says Jewish collectors boosted career

    by Michael Roddy, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    German artist Anselm Kiefer, many of whose huge canvases examine the legacy of the Third Reich, attributes much of his success to Jewish collectors in New York who latched onto his art early in his career when his fellow Germans were not all that interested.

    Kiefer spoke on...

  • Jewish cookbook project wins national prize

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    March 28, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    A cookbook that started as a pay-it-forward project has won first place — and a $5,000 prize — in a national contest for one local Jewish women’s group.

    “Try It, You’ll Like It” is a cookbook by the Jewish Women’s Initiative (JWI), a division of Aish Los Angeles, featuring more...

  • Internet tycoon under fire for rare Hitler-signed ‘Mein Kampf’


    March 27, 2014 | 9:34 am

    A German-born Internet tycoon who is fighting extradition from New Zealand to the United States for racketeering is under fire after acknowledging he owns a rare signed copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”

    Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload, a file-transfer website that U.S....

  • Braun’s back, Kinsler’s in Detroit and other Jewish Major Leaguers

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    March 26, 2014 | 10:33 am

    In the biblical tradition of lingering in the desert en route to the Promised Land, Major League Baseball teams are packing up and embarking on their exodus from Arizona (and Florida) spring training sites to begin the new season.

    Rosters won’t be finalized until this weekend,...

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