When I first heard the tragic news that the three kidnapped Israeli boys had been murdered by Palestinian terrorists, my immediate instinct was to cry out for revenge.
The summer season offers some remarkable opportunities for face-to-face encounters with authors who are celebrated not merely for their celebrity but for the quality of their written work.
How does a Jewish mother respond to the unthinkable?
We gathered in Silicon Valley this past March, all smiles and applause, to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation, Exchanges and Cooperation, or MOU. Six years in the making, the signing of the MOU felt like sweet success to those of us involved in bringing it to fruition.
The recent military conquest of much of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has ignited a debate on Iran’s role.
The 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip — the act that started World War I — has occasioned ample debate about the impact and legacy of the conflict.
Two decades ago the Jewish community united in support of landmark religious freedom legislation.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an ill-advised attempt to polish his “common man” persona, dropped the F-bomb.
The Hallelujah Global Jewish Singing Contest had its North American semifinal competition on June 17 at The Mark, an event space in Pico-Robertson.
In 2011, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law abolishing California’s community redevelopment agencies, he eliminated the primary sources of funding that had helped build affordable housing across the state.
As soon as she arrives — beautifully made-up in shades of dark and light, her hair chocolate brown, her dress bridal white, asymmetrical at the thigh and firm at the bust — there’s the distinct feeling in the air that this could be the last lunch Israeli actress Moran Atias might enjoy in relative obscurity.
Gregg Fienberg, the executive producer of HBO’s hit vampire saga “True Blood,” is nicknamed “Captain Chaos” by his cast and crew.
As Israel hosted more than 3.5 million tourists in 2013 — a record-breaking benchmark that included over 600,000 Americans — program operators and attendees have noticed a new niche demographic gaining interest in seeing the Holy Land.
Imagine downtown Los Angeles more than 150 years ago: dirt streets, rancheros in town picking up supplies, donkeys carrying sacks of cattle feed.
Steve Schwartz sat down to pour organic green pomegranate tea for a guest and himself, doling out the steeped liquid in three intervals between two glasses.