Jewish Journal

  • Pomegranate juice a vehicle for Hasidic help and healing

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Get Rabbi Shulim Greenberg talking about the health benefits of pomegranate juice and he sounds like a homeopathic nutritionist — with a Yiddish accent.

    Every January, the Hasidic charity Greenberg runs obtains some 40,000 pounds of California pomegranates (donated by Pom...

  • Today my daughter got her first gun

    by Cheryl Azair, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Today, my daughter got her first gun. In the eighteen years since Ariella’s birth, there have been many things that I have aspired for her but I can honestly say that a gun has not been one of them. My daughter’s weapon came courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces. On December 10th,...

  • Jerusalem’s cinema-industrial complex

    by Michele Chabin

    3 weeks ago

    Only in Jerusalem could a single events venue offer both an educational celebration in a Bible museum, and a rollicking bash in a VIP lounge and movie theater.  

    That venue is the Cinema City Jerusalem Events and Convention Center, a sprawling, splashy complex with 19 movie...

  • Survivor: Gabriella Karin

    By Jane Ulman

    3 weeks ago

    Gabriella Karin (then Foldes) tightly clasped her Uncle Sandor’s waist as she traveled on the back of his bicycle along the back roads of Slovakia from Malzenice to Bratislava, a 40-mile journey. It was the summer of 1942, and the 11-year-old had been visiting her grandmother, who...

  • Ruth Popkin, Hadassah past national president, dies at 101

    by Alan Tigay, Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine

    January 5, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Ruth Popkin, who served as national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 1984 to 1988, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 101.

    “We have lost a leader of great dignity and accomplishment,” said Marcie Natan, Hadassah’s current...

  • The Mensch List 2014

    Jewish Journal Staff

    December 30, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Last month, for our 10th annual mensch list, we invited your nominations of extraordinary volunteers in our community, and once again the outpouring of suggestions of amazing people was overwhelming. This list could have been much longer — what we offer here is just a sampling of...

  • Teaching teenage girls self-esteem

    by Tess Cutler

    December 30, 2014 | 10:01 am

    During a self-empowerment workshop titled “You Are Beautiful,” a 13-year-old girl raised her hand and asked, “Have you ever hurt yourself?” 
    Gabby Diaz, the counselor moderating this particular workshop and a radio host at 105.9 FM (Power 106), was at a loss for words as the...

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