It’s easy to be lulled or seduced by President Barack Obama’s confident demeanor. He always appears so reasonable.
In one of the most powerful moments in Omri Assenheim’s documentary about the battle of Shejaiya – a battle in which seven Israeli soldiers died last summer – Nir Holtzman, a survivor of that battle, doesn’t hesitate much when he says “yes, I would do it again.”
Snow brings a strange silence. No more so than in the vastness of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where on Jan. 27 we all began several months of remembering the unfolding of the liberation of the Nazi camps 70 years ago.
On March 30, the ADL released its annual report on anti-Semitic incidents in America, which announced a rise of 21 percent over the previous year — 912, up from 751.
The purpose of these commentaries is to provide Jewish Journal readers with a brief, general entree into the multifaceted study of Torah from different denominational perspectives.
Spring is upon us. The seders are over, the Iran problem endures. Romance is in the air and, with romance, some men’s and women’s hearts turn to baseball.
Hillary Clinton does not appear until 90 seconds into the two-minute video rolling out her campaign.
Just one week before the Israeli election, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat sent an angry letter to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Jewish leaders expected President Barack Obama to sell them hard on the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, participants in two White House meetings on Monday said he offered a softer pitch on how deeply he cares for Israel and the Jewish people.
Drumming Charedi musicians and uniformed soldiers are not the typical fans to pack an Israeli sporting event.
“We’re here to freak the straight culture out,” David Bronner says excitedly, dressed in hemp sneakers and a gold foam helmet emblazoned with a red heart.
I remember six years ago being in Tarifa — on the southernmost coast of Spain, a 30-minute ferry ride to Tangier, Morocco — and being tempted to cross continents.
Your day begins with a cup of joe, and to get through the afternoon, you’ll be gulping down a few more: There’s a gene for that.
The Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women honored Molly Forrest, CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, with the Pioneer Women Award during a ceremony March 27 at Los Angeles City Hall.
During the lengthy visits she would have with her great-uncle and great-aunt, David and Rivka Labkovski, at their home in South Africa, Leora Raikin — who was a young girl at the time — recalls these relatives being a bit eccentric.
Although it was more than a decade ago, I still remember the phone call. The excited voice at the other end that went on and on regardless of whether I uttered a response.
Every morning in 1936, Anne Forchheimer would bicycle to school, over a bridge in the German town of Coburg.
I am the grandchild of Holocaust survivors on my mother’s side. Both her parents survived with one sibling.
As the transport from Tacova, Czechoslovakia (then called Tecso, Hungary), pulled up to the Birkenau platform in late May 1944, the doors of the cattle cars slammed open.
The publishing landscape has changed in ways that would not have been dreamed of back in 1996, when the Los Angeles Times invited readers and writers to gather for its first Festival of Books.
In February 2002, the disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel was hiding out in his home near Bozeman, Mont...
Last year, Howard Teichman, the artistic director of the West Coast Jewish Theatre (WCJT), stood before the audience applauding the final performance of “The Whipping Man” and sorrowfully announced there would be no future plays — there simply was no more money in the kitty.
In the old days, the conductor was king. Fritz Reiner, George Szell and Arturo Toscanini, for example, were leaders in the style of the film “Whiplash,” notorious for abusing musicians who didn’t meet their demands. But Joshua Weilerstein is one of a new breed of gentler, kinder conductors.
It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a Westwood Village to raise an artist.
Los Angeles is going through an ice cream renaissance.
Birthright trips to Israel are the ultimate opportunity for young Jewish adults to get face-to-face with the places and history that shape their Jewish identity. But what about more mature adults who never got that chance?
Why take Max Izenberg’s advice on what’s going on around town? Because the retired nutritionist knows what’s good for you.
Chronic congestive heart failure (CHF), which involves a weakening of the heart’s pumping power, is the primary cause of hospitalization in people older than 65, affecting about 26 million people globally.
Norma Aratin died March 19 at 93. Survived by son Andy. Mount Sinai