Jewish Journal

  • Israel faces challenges on three fronts

    By Sergio DellaPergola

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israel at 60 faces three major challenges: identity, technology and politics. The future Israel will have to strive and struggle to maintain a credible role as the cultural and spiritual center of Jewish peoplehood. Demography will continue to play a fundamental role here, but the...
  • Nation might not be safest but it’s the most interesting

    By Stuart Schoffman

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Not too far from my home there's a street named for the German poet Heinrich Heine, a baptized Jew and metaphorical Marrano. Sometimes on Shabbat afternoons, I take a long Jerusalem walk with my son, soon to be a soldier, and Lizzie, our German shepherd, a breed of dog that in my...
  • From generation to generation

    By Arthur Cohn

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The first chief rabbi of the Jewish community of the Swiss city of Basel was my grandfather, Arthur Cohn, after whom I was named and whom I know only through hearsay and stories told by my father.

    For 40 years, my grandfather held the office of chief rabbi of Basel, a city to...

  • Some retirees make aliyah to San Miguel de Allende

    By Buzzy Gordon

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    This coming week, Angelenos of all races and creeds will join in Cinco de Mayo celebrations that the local Mexican American community has adopted as its major holiday (even though it is different from Mexico's actual Independence Day, which is Sept. 16; May 5 marks a victory of the...
  • Israelis are not in a partying mood

    By Dina Kraft

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israel is turning 60, but few here in the Jewish State seem in the mood to crack open the champagne.

    Israelis are still gloomy about the country's perceived failures in the 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, and every day brings fresh reminders that no solution has been found for...

  • Debra Winger explores Jewish/Arab day schools

    By Orit Arfa

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Students at the Hand in Hand Max Rayne Bilingual School in Jerusalem didn't know they were meeting a celebrity. They weren't born when the films "Officer and a Gentleman" and "Terms of Endearment" garnered Debra Winger her Oscar nominations.

    But Winger's tour last month to the Hand...

  • VIDEO: Israel tries to sex up its image

    September 18, 2007 | 4:43 pm

    Britains’ Sky News reports from Tel Aviv on an Israeli advertising campaign to sex up its image.

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