Jewish Journal

  • Nicole M.

    by Seth Menachem

    May 31, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    My first impression of Nicole, when she met me at my local Starbucks, was how adult-like she seems. I know that sounds silly — seeing as she’s a 31-year-old woman — but I’m 36, and my mannerisms probably haven’t changed a whole lot since I was a teenager. I still beatbox to...

  • Toronto rules for anti-Israel group in Gay Pride parade flap


    May 26, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    A Toronto committee voted that the participation of an anti-Israel group in the city’s annual Gay Pride parade does not violate anti-discrimination rules.

    After months of debate, Toronto’s executive committee voted unanimously May 24 to back a report by the city manager, which ruled...

  • Valley and Proud: City vs. Valley

    By Orit Arfa

    May 20, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    The battle for Jewish geographical supremacy goes back to talmudic times, when Jews of Babylon (Bavli) and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) each asserted their city as the coveted center of Jewish life. In the Middle Ages, the battle took place between the Jews of Northern Europe (Ashkenaz)...

  • Valley and Proud: Valley Savvy

    By Rachel Heller

    May 20, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    If it’s happening in the San Fernando Valley, chances are Karen Young knows about it. Not only that — she’s probably already been there, chatted with the bigwigs and written up a whip-smart recap for her thousands of online readers.

    Young, a spirited connoisseur of all things...

  • Valley and Proud: Ventura Boulevard

    by Evan Henerson

    May 20, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    Breakfast at Noah’s or Western Bagel?

    Plush seats and ushers at ArcLight Sherman Oaks or art-house fare at Encino’s Laemmle Town Center 5?

    Jerry’s Famous Deli or Fromin’s … er, make that Uncle Bernie’s Deli?

    No, Art’s. Followed by 90 minutes of improvised laughs at...

  • San Fernando Valley: Like!

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 20, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    It was a gorgeous spring afternoon in Woodland Hills, and I was sitting at a table in the outdoor courtyard of a small food court waiting for one of my friends to arrive from the city for a lunch date. 

    “Hopefully arrive 1:15-ish,” she texted me, stuck in horrendous traffic and...

  • Marital Seesaw

    by Wendy Jaffe

    May 20, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    The following book titles are among the many that crowd my “divorce” bookshelf: “The Case for Marriage,” “Joint Custody With a Jerk,” “The 5 Love Languages” and “My Husband Is Gay.” Since my husband is not gay, and I’m not planning a divorce, I should probably...

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