Jewish Journal

  • Simchat Torah: 7 Rounds

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Nosh

    1 week ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Nosh.

    We end and we begin. With the ending of the holiday of Shmini Atzeret, we beginSimchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah) which celebrates the completion of the year-long reading of the Torah. And, then we begin anew with a celebration of... read on

  • Shmini Atzeret: Eating in a California drought

    by Sarah Newman

    1 week ago

    Original post appeared on Neesh Nosh.

    I live in Southern California. The majority of my water is pumped from Northern California and other western states. It’s energy intensive, illogical and not sustainable. To add to this, California is in the worst drought in the past 500... read on

  • The death-defying pomegranate tree fruits again!

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    I’ve written about terminally ill children, three-legged abandoned mules, terror victims, parents whose children were killed, Holocaust survivors and battered wives, but I have never received such an outpouring of sympathy and concern as when I wrote about my pomegranate tree and... read on

  • A High Holiday Restaurant Guide to Koreatown

    By Rob Eshman

    September 5, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    Each year my wife Rabbi Naomi Levy holds the High Holiday services for her outreach congregation Nashuva at the large, round ecumenical Church of Religious Science in Koreatown, at Berendo and 6th St.  Over a thousand people attend.  They ask my wife, “Can I really change?”  “Can I... read on

  • Koreatown Lunch

    By Rob Eshman

    August 9, 2014 | 9:38 am

    At night Koreatown is Manhattan-- packed restaurants, backed up valet stands, lines out the doors to even the diviest BBqs.  By day, it's a different story.  You might be the only customer. You'll see the families behind these family-run places.  You'll see the servers plucking the... read on

  • Perfect chocolate chip cookies for the 4th of July

    by Sara Budisantoso

    June 30, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    One of my favorite recipes to bake is chocolate chip cookies. I remember my sister and I watching my mom bake them and we would help her drop the cookies onto the cookie sheets. Over the years I mastered the Toll House recipe she used to make and could make it from memory.  

    Then... read on

  • Remembering Casey Kasem

    By Rob Eshman

    June 15, 2014 | 11:14 am

    I met Casey Kasem on January 21, 1988. It was the height of the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation, and shocking images of violence and suffering were  coming out of the Middle East – some things never change.

    A group of about 100 Arabs and Jews living in Los Angeles... read on

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