Jewish Journal

Holiday Klezmer concerts

by Evan Henerson

3 days ago

The Klezmatics. Photos by Chuck Fishman

The kindling of the lights can wait and the dreidel can remain unspun for a couple of hours. The 2014 Chanukah season signals the arrival of klezmer in the Los Angeles area, with bands... read full article

  • The ‘Train to Zakopane’ and anti-Semitism

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    3 days ago

    What is it about travel that gets us to reveal ourselves to strangers? Is it that no one knows who we are and we can play with our identity?

    In Henry Jaglom’s new play, “Train to Zakopane: A True Story of Hate and Love,” at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, the playwright explores...

  • What’s the deal with canned cranberry sauce?

    by Susan Evans, Zocalo Public Square

    3 days ago

    No American holiday conjures up images and memories of food like Thanksgiving. Starting in preschool, most of us learned that Thanksgiving commemorates the moment in 1621 when Pilgrims sat down for a peaceful meal with their Indian friends. They wore funny hats and buckle shoes...

  • FA investigating Wigan owner Whelan’s remarks


    5 days ago

    The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview.

    The FA has also confirmed its inquiry into offensive remarks made by Malky Mackay, who Whelan has just...

  • And the only state without a Chabad is…

    by Gabrielle Birkner, JTA

    6 days ago

    Some 4,200 Chabad rabbis from more than 80 countries are gathering this weekend in New York for the annual conference of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.

    In the year since they all last got together to attend workshops, listen to keynote lectures from the likes of former Sen. Joseph...

  • Leaving religious life: The ‘un-Orthodox’ path

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    6 days ago

    The path between the secular world and highly observant Judaism is a two-way street. The baal t’shuvah travels in one direction, but he or she may be taking the place of someone who has abandoned Orthodoxy.  It is these so-called “defectors” whose lives are explored with color and...

  • Glorya Kaufman: The philanthropist who loves dance

    By Avishay Artsy

    6 days ago

    When Glorya Kaufman was a little girl, she had a dream.

    “When I was 7 or 8 years old, I wanted to have an orphanage. So I think it’s always been in me to give and to care,” she said. Then she laughed and added, “That was probably from Annie Rooney,” referring to the popular comic...

  • Top Chef recap, episode 6: The First Thanksgiving

    by Tess Cutler

    1 week ago

    Katsuji’s made it a custom to pour out some of his Pabst into the sink to commemorate the show’s fallen contestants. This week, he splashes some Pabst for controversial Aaron, who got canned last episode. Smell ya later!

    For a pre-quickfire challenge, the cheftestants go...

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