Jewish Journal

Never Again Means Now

by Jeremy Gordon and David Raban, Tribe Contributors

June 3, 2009 | 3:08 pm

The Jewish people have a long history of persecution and victimization. Our sufferings as a people have undeniably shaped who we are as individuals and as a people today. Throughout the... read full article

  • The Fight for Gilad Shalit

    by Judith Greenbaum

    June 3, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    On July 25, 2006, Hamas terrorists penetrated into Israeli territory through an underground tunnel that runs from the Gaza town of Rafah to Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. The fanatics attacked the stationed Israeli soldiers, killing two and taking Cpl. Gilad Shalit hostage. Capturing Shalit...

  • Encounter With Hatred Reinforces Duty as Jew

    by Ariel Schnitzer

    March 4, 2009 | 12:48 pm

    Anti-Semitism is a word I’ve heard used often. Whether I was learning about the rise of Nazism in Germany in school or reading the latest, biased article in the newspaper about the conflict in Gaza, anti-Semitism seemed to exist everywhere and in every period of history.


  • Negativity Vanishes in Letting Loose at LimmudLA

    by Shanni Suissa

    March 4, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    When I first heard about LimmudLA, I immediately became consumed by negative judgments. The minute my dad said something about classes, my brain started assuming the worst. Classes, school, learning! On the weekend? As a teenager, this was nothing I wanted to be doing.

    But then I...

  • LimmudLA Experience Far Exceeds Expectations

    by Yoni Arbel

    March 4, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    Put 700 Jews of all ages, ethnicities and all ends of the religious and political spectrum in a hotel for four days of classes, concerts and celebration and you have the annual LimmudLA conference.

    Initially, the only reason I wanted to go to LimmudLA was to meet Chasidic reggae...

  • Time to come down from ‘The Hills’

    By Jeremy Lowe, Tribe Contributor

    January 5, 2009 | 8:09 pm

    We live in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world and the city where everybody can feel like a celebrity. Everyone loves the glitz, luxury and the lifestyle of the city. It seems so effortless.

    "The Hills," MTV's top-rated reality show, makes the spotlight seem so...

  • Necessary tactics in ‘War on Terror’

    By Phil Cooper, Tribe Contributor

    January 5, 2009 | 7:13 pm

    I recently heard novelist Vince Flynn, author of spy thrillers, speak at YULA High School, discussing such issues as the war on terror. During his speech, he gave everyone an interesting point to consider.

    He asked: While watching "24" or reading his books, when Jack Bauer or Mitch...

  • Thanks, Cal State —thanks a lot

    By Laura Donney, Tribe Contributor

    December 3, 2008 | 10:51 pm

    I am not applying to a Cal State University (CSU) system school. Let's just get that minor detail out of the way. I have never intended or wished to go to one. In fact, I've aggressively dismissed the notion, and yet I find myself saddened and concerned for my peers and Californian...

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