Jewish Journal

  • Family Still Asking, ‘Where Is Adam?’

    by Gina Nahai

    May 4, 2010 | 5:38 pm

    Thursday morning, Adam woke up, took his medication and vanished. Just like that. A drop of water in the desert at high noon. A 34-year-old man with a...

  • People of the Book Grapple With Growth of New Technology

    by Gina Nahai

    March 2, 2010 | 4:14 pm

    I’ve been spending a lot of time at the Beverly Hills library. I go there almost every day, laptop in hand, impelled by the irrational idea that this is...

  • The Plight of the Iranian Jewish Divorcée

    by Gina Nahai

    January 6, 2010 | 5:57 pm

    A hundred years ago in Iran, my great-grandmother, Tavoos Khanum (later known as Mrs. Peacock), made history by becoming the first Jewish woman ever known...

  • An Airport, a Vet and a Catch-22

    by Gina Nahai

    December 2, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    Did you know that, if you’re a member of the United States armed forces, a war injury could be considered a self-inflicted wound? Say you’re serving a...

  • How to Rescue the Resort

    by Gina Nahai

    November 5, 2009 | 4:09 pm

    Have you noticed how the people who work in luxury hotels never actually use the word “hotel” to refer to the place? They call it “The Property,”...

  • Let’s Set Our Sights Higher

    by Gina Nahai

    September 30, 2009 | 4:07 am

    Two things I learned on the first day of Rosh Hashanah this year:

    1. An Iranian Jewish man in Los Angeles recently risked life and limb to save a...

  • Skid Row Poetry Gives ‘Slam’ New Meaning

    by Gina Nahai

    July 29, 2009 | 10:34 pm

    A few weeks ago, one of my students, Andrew McGregor, sent me an e-mail to ask if I would serve as a judge at a poetry slam he was staging in Los Angeles....

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