Jewish Journal

  • Persian voices unite in lawsuit against Khatami

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In a rare display of unity, a variety of groups within the local Persian Jewish community have joined to voice support for a lawsuit filed against former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Sept. 9 by seven Persian Jewish families in Los Angeles and Israel. The suit holds Khatami responsible for the arrests and disappearance of their loved ones more than 10 years ago.
  • A dessert wine with a healthy finish

    By Zev Stub

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you've been to the supermarket lately, you've probably noticed that the hottest trend in the food industry is pomegranate products.
    Several years before the trend got started, a family in Israel's Upper Galilee region began working to create a tastier and healthier version...
  • Direct Hezbollah rocket hit leaves Israeli/Arab ‘peace school’ in pieces

    By Larry Derfner

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The one school in Acre that took a direct hit from a rocket during the war happens to be the only school in the city that serves both Jewish and Arab pupils -- the el-Mahaba ("love" in Arabic) kindergarten for mentally and emotionally handicapped kids.
  • L.A. ghetto fantasy emerges from visit to Israel

    By Argenis Villa

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My mother was worried sick that her son was about to visit Israel at a time when Hezbollah rockets were raining down indiscriminately. To me, the danger seemed comparatively negligible.
    My mom lives in San Diego. She had no idea that in the two weeks prior to my trip abroad, gang...
  • Israel’s cross-dressing ‘Dolls’ cut out for more

    By Saul Austerlitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Tomer Heymann's new documentary, "Paper Dolls," viewers are introduced to a group of transvestite Filipino workers in Tel Aviv, who perform in a cross-dressing group called the Paper Dolls. But the real cross-dresser here may be Heymann, who garbs his film in one set of clothing,...
  • Labeling ourselves as ‘right’ or ‘left’ limits us

    By Gary Wexler

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I'm not done.

  • Signs of life

    By Rob Eshman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 6, the day Israel announced it was lifting its air and sea blockade against Lebanon, I sat across a conference table at the Israeli consulate from Karnit Goldwasser, and she was livid.

    "I know Resolution 1701 is starting to be implemented," she said. "That means the last...

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