For as long as I can remember, American Jews who have opposed Israeli policies have justified it by pointing to a vigorous opposition inside Israel.
It’s too soon to know how badly Donald Trump damaged himself by belittling John McCain’s war record on July 18 in Iowa.
The 2015 Emmy nominations and what they tell us about Hollywood's changing attitude towards ethnicity
The Obama administration is trying to convince its opponents that the agreement with Iran is a done deal.
I have three identities: I’m Iranian, I’m American, and I’m Israeli.
There’s an old Iranian joke: Ask an Iranian “What’s two plus two?” and he will answer, “It depends on whether I’m buying or selling.”
Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran has set off a cacophony of pro and con acrimony pitting public officials, academic experts and pundits against one another. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the interim accord a “historic mistake.”
The movie “Agora” captivatingly depicts the burning of the Great Library at Alexandria in 391 A.D.
Jewish law holds that Jewish identity is traced through the maternal bloodline, but history cautions us against the dangers of linking blood and religion.
I disagree with Rob Eshman’s opening paragraph, wherein he states that “nobody knows” what the end result will be with the Iranian deal (“The Iran Deal Gamble,” July 17).
A poem by Jason Schneiderman.
They are roaring through Europe, raising dust as they go: Jewish bikers bearing an Olympic-style torch all the way from Israel to Berlin.
There’s an old Yiddish saying that reflects a foundational kabbalistic axiom: “After a fire comes wealth.”
The Jewish family is in a constant state of mourning.
As Congress debates whether to approve the Obama administration’s agreement to lift many of the United States’ sanctions against Iran in return for a temporary curb on its nuclear program, one particular paragraph in the 159-page deal has activists and politicians in California wondering how it could impact sanctions here in California — sanctions that may be valued in the billions of dollars.
Soraya Nazarian has been taking sculpting classes at American Jewish University (AJU) for more than 20 years.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles released a statement July 21 expressing strong opposition to the recent nuclear agreement reached in Vienna on July 14 between Iran and the United States, European powers and China, also known as the P5+1.
I’d heard of Tupperware parties and Botox parties — but I’d never heard of egg-freezing socials until I had the chance to attend one recently at Beverly Hills hotspot Via Alloro.
On June 11, the government of Spain unanimously passed a law that attempts to right a historic wrong.
Cantor Marcus Feldman of Sinai Temple sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium on July 7 as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Philadelphia Phillies.
The work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Donald Margulies (“Dinner With Friends”) long has explored the struggles of the modern artist.
The fruits of Ruth Weisberg’s artistic career can’t fit in one room, but a new exhibition, “Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time,” sure is doing its best.
Rita (Yijing) Zhang, 22, of Beijing is navigating several historic “walls” as she builds her career as a filmmaker.
From rags to riches, Sophie Tucker and her big personality paved the way for performers such as Madonna, Bette Midler and Lady Gaga.
Veterinarian Erica Heim has no idea where her left arm is. It turned to ash, most likely, more than a decade ago.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is Israel’s only university not found in the northern part of the country.
No need to spend money on a pricey gym membership or state-of-the-art home equipment — you can get a full-body workout for less than $35. With free online workout videos and reimagined childhood toys like Hula-Hoops and Frisbees, fitness can be affordable, portable and fun.
Theodore Bikel, folk singer, actor, liberal activist, Zionist and multilinguist, died of natural causes July 21 at the UCLA Medical Center. He was 91.
I have decorated a lot of kids’ rooms in my day. I love it.
The term meaning honor and respect is very important in any society, but even more so in Middle Eastern societies.
For many years, Tisha b’Av was off the radar of the national Israeli narrative.