Jewish Journal

  • Sex, Shopping and the Second Half of Life

    by Gina Nahai

    August 4, 2010 | 9:35 am

    It so happened, the other night at a dinner in Bel Air, that I found myself sitting next to the author Judith Krantz. I had met her only minutes before,...

  • Becoming American

    by Gina Nahai

    June 2, 2010 | 12:43 am

    The bride, tall and beautiful, is half white, half African American. The groom, no less attractive than his new wife, is half Russian, half Iranian. His...

  • 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,”...

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