Did you make it through Sunday’s lunar eclipse OK?
Right now in Nepal, a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns is trapped in the city of Katmandu, living in sukkot.
The beginning of a new year is a good time to assess where Israel stands.
Just weeks ago, in mid-August, the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots was marked — with many recollections, many observations, many reflections on what has occurred since as markers of change or failure to change as a society.
This summer, we had a wonderful congregational riverboat cruise along the Danube, exploring the Jewish dimensions of Europe, and the roles Jews played throughout the centuries in what is now Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
The progression of the Free Speech Movement on campus
The recent Obama-Putin and Putin-Netanyahu meetings show that Israel has a lot to be concerned about when it comes to Russian involvement in the Middle East
Thanks to the Jewish Journal for co-sponsoring the live-streaming on the Internet of Kol Nidre services Sept. 22 from the Church of Religious Science in Koreatown.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Israel the “only impediment” to a nuclear-free Middle East and said that the United States’ support for Israel was the cause of terrorism in the region.
A Muslim mob led by an Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacked Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, as violence from the holy site spilled over in to the West Bank.
A former 19th century synagogue building in northern Poland will be renovated and used as a cultural center.
Pope Francis made an unscheduled visit to a statue that refutes centuries of anti-Semitic imagery in Catholic art.
With a budget reaching $300 million, it was conceived as a broad partnership between the Israeli government and leading Diaspora Jewish groups. Its goal: to create a stronger connection between global Jews and Israel.
“Making the desert bloom” is one of the stirring and enduring tropes of Zionist history.
While preparing for Sukkot in drought-ridden California, I hoped that the holiday’s joy had not dried up alongside much of the state’s water supply.
Enter the sleek, chic SLS Hotel on South La Cienega Boulevard, walk past the chandeliers and colored lights, and you’ll find a lush ballroom, pristine and coiffed in a modern color palette of white and gray.
For 35 years, the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood has been a revolving door of comedy legends and hopefuls, up-and-comers and burnouts, roaring crowds and silenced rooms.
Late on the afternoon of Sept. 24, hundreds of people gathered at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary to mourn 15-year-old YULA Girls High School student Tsofia Mesica, who died three days before in Tarzana as a result of a reported “car surfing” accident.
Hate crimes in Los Angeles County targeting Jews increased in 2014 from 2013, despite being at the second-lowest overall number in 25 years, according to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations 2014 Hate Crime Report, which was released on Thursday, Sept. 24.
As the front door of OUR HOUSE in Woodland Hills opens, guests are greeted into a cozy environment with overstuffed armchairs and cushy couches.
David Lenga was riding a streetcar in Lodz, Poland, on Sept. 1, 1939, traveling across town on an errand for his mother, when the city’s air-raid sirens began blasting.
Shortly before erev Rosh Hashanah began on Sept. 13, more than 1,000 people participated in Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (TCRF) inaugural Jessica M. Berman Wonder Woman Walk for Breast Cancer, a 5K charity walk held at Palisades Park and Recreation Center.
When comedy writer and director Rob Cohen moved from Canada to Los Angeles 27 years ago, “There was a guy who genuinely wondered if I got here on a dog sled,” Cohen, whose credits include the TV shows “Maron” and “The Big Bang Theory,” recalled during a recent interview in West Hollywood.
In what promises to be yet another adventure in discovery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) new exhibition, “New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933,” opening Oct. 4, takes on a subject we thought we knew something about, and reminds us of how much we have yet to learn.
Two celebrated pioneers of modern architecture, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, former colleagues and close friends who have been bitterly estranged for years, find themselves unexpectedly sharing the same hospital room in “The Princes of Kings Road,” a new play based on a real-life incident that occurred in 1953.
If you drive around the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, you’re bound to pass under or next to a freeway interchange.
Paying homage to Rod Sterling’s iconic 1960s sci-fi series, the award-winning Impro Theatre presents the return of its acclaimed “Twilight Zone Unscripted.”
Eight years ago, Noga Leviner was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
Hearts, leaves and swirls “drawn” by talented baristas on the frothy layer of cappuccinos have long wowed customers.
Esther and David (Dudi) Vered know what it’s like to lose a loved one well before his time — their 17-year-old son died in a February 2010 car accident.
Steve Bickel — a film studio executive who produced the 1980 Christopher Reeve-Jane Seymour romantic drama “Somewhere in Time," and held senior positions at Warner Bros. International, the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) and the Samuel Goldwyn Co. — died Sept. 4 after collapsing during a hiking trip with friends in Portugal. He was 64.
Parashat Chol HaMo’ed Sukkot (Exodus 33:12-34:26)
Hebrew word of the week
One design dilemma that frequently stumps home decorators is how to arrange art and accessories on their fireplace mantels.
A poem by Linda Pastan