Jewish Journal

  • New Conservative seminary leader outlines goals

    By Ben Harris

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Long before he emerged as a leading scholar of American Jewry, and decades before he would be looked to as the potential savior of the Conservative movement, Arnold Eisen was gunning for a journalism internship at the Washington Post.

    As an undergraduate at the University of...

  • Books: Nusseibeh ‘Once Upon a Country’ memoir ends in disillusionment

    By Howard Kaplan

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life" by Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David (Farrar Straus and Giroux, $27.50).

    Sari Nusseibeh's political memoir is a monumental achievement both in breadth and boldness. There is little like it on the Palestinian side, certainly nothing from...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Michelle Citron—‘I Gotta’ Love You Rosh Hashanah’

    September 7, 2007 | 7:21 pm

    A musical New Year’s greeting from the Rosh HaShanah Girl and Taglit-birthright-israel—a huge YouTube video hit.


  • Israeli woman makes history at U.S. Open

    September 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Shahar Pe'er became the first Israeli woman to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Pe'er, the No. 18 seed, defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 6-4, 6-1, in a fourth-round match Monday in New York City.

    In her next match, on Wednesday, she will face Russian Anna...

  • Hamas eyes new attacks in bid to undercut peace talks

    By Leslie Susser

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the run-up to the American-initiated Middle East peace parley in November, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are accelerating efforts to reach an agreement on the principles of a final peace deal.

    At the same time, however, Hamas...

  • Nessah reaches out to young Iranian professionals

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like other Jews in Los Angeles, Iranian Jews have a wide range of Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues of different denominations to choose from for High Holy Days services. This year, Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills hopes to attract a sizeable portion of the Iranian Jewish community...
  • Shabbat in Sderot beneath a canopy of Qassams

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Moments before we met, Mayan Bar-On bolted for the center of her family's home on Kibbutz Nir-Am along the Gaza border.

    Away from the windows, away from the doors, in a hallway underneath a red-tile roof that couldn't withstand a Qassam strike, she and her 9-year-old brother, Gabi,...

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