Jewish Journal

Connecting with the dead in the play ‘Flim Flam’

by Iris Mann

July 16, 2014 | 9:45 am

From left: Peter Van Norden, Rick D. Wasserman and Gigi Bermingham in “Flim Flam.” Photo by Brian McCarthy

Is the ability to connect with the dead a valid phenomenon, or is it, in the words of renowned escape artist Harry Houdini,... read full article

  • Michael Feinstein sings Gershwin

    by Jonathan Maseng

    July 16, 2014 | 9:37 am

    George Gershwin has been dead since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term. Ira Gershwin left this world during the height of the Reagan...

  • Fear of the apocalypse and Edan Lepucki’s ‘California’

    by Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square

    July 15, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    Fear of a publishing apocalypse, to be precise. Most of us never would have heard about Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California, about a post-apocalyptic...

  • Novice Israeli lacrosse marks major victory over Germany

    by Neil Kramer

    July 15, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Israel has made a smashing debut at the World Lacrosse Championship in Denver, winning all its games and qualifying for the quarterfinals Wednesday...

  • Rihanna tweets and deletes #FreePalestine: A new trend?

    July 15, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Another celeb has tweeted, then promptly deleted #FreePalestine.

    The tweet was on Rihanna's account for, wait for it....eight minutes!

    But in the age of screen captures, that was plenty of time for everyone to see it.

    This comes just a few days after NBA star Dwight Howard did the same thing, except he apologized.

    Rihanna has not yet commented on the tweet and delete.

  • An Israel sports success story: lacrosse

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    July 15, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Israel may not have qualified to play in soccer’s World Cup, but it’s doing quite well in another international sports competition.

    Israel’s national...

  • NBA’s Dwight Howard tweets and deletes #FreePalestine

    July 14, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Twitter user @itsRawanE took a screenshot of NBA player Dwight Howard's twitter feed with the phrase "#FreePalestine."

    Howard later deleted the tweet and apologized for it on his account by posting:

    "previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will."

    and also

    "I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!"

    Let us know what you think in the comments.

  • Don’t demolish LACMA: In praise of the ‘vulgar’ architecture

    by Witold Rybczynski

    July 14, 2014 | 11:24 am

    When Renzo Piano was first approached about designing an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Italian architect hesitated. “As I...

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