Jewish Journal

  • After the fall

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    November 27, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Perhaps no single Bible story is quite as familiar as the fateful encounter in the Garden of Eden between God, Adam and Eve, and that damned snake, an...

  • Popular Israeli singer Arik Einstein dies


    November 26, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    Israeli entertainer Arik Einstein, whose crooning hit tunes and comedic turns on screen endeared him to generations of Israelis, died on Tuesday in a...

  • Terminally ill teen who covered Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ loses fight with cancer

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    November 26, 2013 | 10:34 am

    Olivia Wise, the Jewish teenager from Toronto whose cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar” became a viral hit, died of brain cancer on Monday, CNN reports. She...

  • The Holocaust, the Mideast, cons and Americana

    Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    November 25, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Scattered amid this year’s more traditional holiday fare are some ambitious, profound and illuminating films that should intrigue the discriminating...

  • The price for Bob Dylan going electric

    by Tom Teicholz

    November 25, 2013 | 5:01 pm

    The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few...

  • Snowbirds find common artistic ground

    by Jonathan Maseng

    November 22, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    Seven years ago, Benjamin Weissman and Yutaka Sone met on a mountaintop. Rumor had it they shared a taste in skis. “There’s only one person more...

  • Kibbutznik’s history becomes performance art

    by Jonathan Maseng

    November 22, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Yael Davids was frustrated. After more than a week of trying to set up a time to talk from her home base in Amsterdam, she was finally on Skype, but...

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