Parisians Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life.
Before Friday’s bloodbath at Paris’s Le Bataclan concert venue, this centrally-located hall from the 19thcentury had received numerous threats over pro-Israel events hosted there.
My son and I met in Paris on Friday morning, walked the charming streets of the City of Light, visited the Picasso and Pompidou museums, then went to synagogue at the MJLF (Mouvement Juif Libéral de France), one of the most vibrant Reform synagogues in Paris.
The tragic attacks, first in Sinai, then in Beirut, and now in Paris, should remind us that the fight against ISIS — the fight against Islamic terror — belongs to no one country and no one religion. We are all threatened, we must all fight, and with every means possible.
On Nov. 11, while Islamic terrorists were preparing for their Friday night massacre in Paris that would leave 129 people dead and 352 injured, one of the big news items was the European initiative to put special labels on Israeli goods made in disputed territory.
Right after the Paris attacks, still reeling from the cruelty of it all, I emailed a friend.
If you are a Jew who cares about Israel and you have the money to pay for a ticket and a hotel room, it is a sin not to visit to Israel at this time.
Charles Bronfman and the other kings, queens, princes, dukes, duchesses, lords and ladies of the American-Jewish community need to wake up to the impressive accomplishments of the passionate, strategic and creative serfs and vassals of Chabad, who serve the Jewish people globally with all their hearts and souls.
On Dec. 19 and 20, Jerry Seinfeld and I will be performing stand-up comedy at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv.
In the 1940s, politicians and the State Department saw the war ravaging Europe and said only Christians could enter this country as refugees, and only a select few at that.
A political cartoon by Steve Greenberg
France will now have to face a lot of tough decisions following the attacks
“I should say, right off, that I am not generally an admirer of rabbis,” journalist Zev Chafets writes in “The Bridge Builder: The Life and Continuing Legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, An Authorized Biography” (Sentinel).
David Suissa wrote an interesting cover story called “Can Open Orthodoxy Help Revive Judaism?” (Nov. 13).
Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, is due to be released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest.
Half a decade and $10 million into a turf war with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), nerves are beginning to fray in Beverly Hills.
Sports and Judaism are coming together next summer in SoCal — and it has nothing to do with Joc Pederson playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After 25 years of discussion, prayers, lobbying, false starts, delays and setbacks, the “walls” are finally going up in Encino and Tarzana — and the community of Orthodox Jews living there couldn’t be happier.
Michele Rodri was 7 years old when a pair of Nazi storm troopers plucked her out of a game of hopscotch outside her Paris home.
Sandwiched in between two Jewish eateries on Pico Boulevard is the unassuming Rokah Karate studio — a one-story, plain white storefront with a large window that permits passersby to observe class from the sidewalk.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performed at a Nov. 10 concert gala that raised more than $1.6 million for education programs in Israel and Los Angeles.
Audrey Irmas, a noted philanthropist and one of the most prominent art collectors in the United States, laughed as she recalled a friend’s response to her purchase of Cy Twombly’s “blackboard” painting, “Untitled, 1968,” back in 1990.
In 2013, Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Koreatown campus was renamed the Erika J. Glazer Family Campus, after the Los Angeles philanthropist pledged $30 million to help pay for the historic site’s renovation and expansion.
Julie Platt is one of Los Angeles’ most devoted Jewish communal leaders and philanthropists.
Michal Sayas remembers all too well those days when she couldn’t afford a peach at the supermarket. Today, she could buy the entire store — and all the peaches her heart desires.
In the middle of a water physical therapy session, Marvin Markowitz, a 65-year-old businessman and passionate Los Angeles philanthropist, telephoned to explain what forced him, 15 months ago, to add rigorous, daily physical therapy to a schedule that already includes running a famous deli, real estate across Los Angeles and an events venue in Pico-Robertson.
Adam Milstein is among Los Angeles’ most visible Israeli-American philanthropists.
As president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN), Andres Spokoiny offers guidance and advice regarding the expenditure of billions of Jewish philanthropic dollars.
The start of the new school year inevitably means a series of artistic journeys for visitors to Hillel at UCLA.
Filmmaker Laura Bialis had always felt a strong connection to Israel and had traveled there many times before, most recently for her 2007 documentary, “Refusnik,” about the persecution of Soviet Jews.
How foreign volunteers fought to get the fledgling Israeli Air Force off the ground and the antics of the Last of the Red Hot Mamas are two of the storylines explored by documentary filmmakers vying for a 2016 Oscar.
When flamenco star Leilah Broukhim performs at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) in Northridge with Jose Porcel’s famed dance company, Compania Flamenca, on Nov. 20, flamenco fans around the Southland will be clamoring to see the pair together for the first time.
Christmas may be the genre and red-and-green backdrop of “The Night Before” (in theaters Nov. 20), but at the film’s heart is the landscape of friendship as it begins to shift when people hit their 30s.
Join the community for a soulful and spiritual community Shabbat with Lev Tahor, a group of Jewish musicians dedicated to constructing meaningful prayer spaces throughout Los Angeles.
Only a fortunate few live to be 100 in good health, but researchers hope to increase that number, thanks to scientific advances in understanding why we age and how to slow the process.
On a recent Thursday, 81-year-old Saul H. Jacobs looked out from behind a microphone at the crowd gathered in Culver City Senior Center’s main auditorium and issued a warning.
Many Israelis are hard at work looking into the causes of Parkinson’s disease, new treatments to relieve symptoms and technologies to manage the disease.
Parashat Vayetzei (Genesis 28:10-32:3)
Currents and counter-currents are common in every democratic society.
For me, decorating the table is the best part of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner celebration.
A poem by James Ragan