Jewish Journal

City of Lights sparkles with Jewish life

by Curt Leviant and Erika Pfeifer Leviant

June 20, 2012 | 11:23 am

Nazareth Synagogue, built in 1852, is the oldest in Paris. Photo by Leora Chefitz

Paris, the City of Lights, also brims with the bright light of Jewry.

Jewish history stretches back more than 2,000 years in... read full article

  • Karen B.

    by Seth Menachem

    June 13, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    Karen got divorced a year and a half ago. “I think at first it was hard to come to terms with — ‘I’m divorced.’ It had a kind of negative...

  • 10 groups awarded for fostering inclusion of disabled in Jewish community


    June 12, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    The Ruderman Family Foundation announced its ten inaugural Ruderman Prize in Disability winners, for fostering full inclusion of people with disabilities...

  • Guershon M.

    by Seth Menachem

    June 6, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    The most embarrassing aspect of Guershon’s life is that he’s 34 and lives with his mom, so of course I’ll lead with that. “I started film school...

  • Gitta Seidner Ginsberg

    by Jane Ulman

    June 6, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Gitta Seidner—known at the time by the Christian name Jannine Spinette—was abruptly awakened around 4:30 a.m. by a large commotion outside her farmhouse...

  • Ashley Biden marries Jewish doctor


    June 4, 2012 | 12:41 am

    Ashley Biden, the daughter of Vice President Joe Biden married a Jewish doctor.

    Ashley Biden, 31, and Dr. Howard Krein were married Saturday in...

  • Michelle P.

    by Seth Menachem

    May 30, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Michelle wants to go on 365 dates in a year. She calls her project Michelle365. “I’m really using the term dates loosely as an excuse to get to meet...

  • Alexander T.

    by Seth Menachem

    May 23, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    Alex wrote to me asking why I didn’t have any gay single peeps on my site. I told him I do — “you should take another look” — and then offered...

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