Jewish Journal

The billboard revolution

By Ryan Torok

September 16, 2011 | 4:41 pm

If you’ve driven down La Cienega Boulevard recently, you may have noticed a large billboard that says, “Free Gilad Shalit.”

What you may not have seen was the small print at the... read full article

  • All the right ingredients

    by Lior Haykeen

    September 16, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    Israeli megastar Idan Raichel launched his music career as a keyboardist for various other Israeli artists, with the hope of one day producing his own albums. In his first attempt to do so, Raichel created a studio in his parents’ basement in Kfar Saba and began recording anonymous...

  • Break the fast with a buffet

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 16, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    As the sound of the shofar officially closes the long day of Yom Kippur prayer, people head home a little weary but spiritually uplifted. It has been a tradition for our family to gather upon returning from synagogue for a break-the-fast meal. It began when our children were growing...

  • The skin under skinny jeans

    by Olivia Gingerich

    September 16, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Those once-coveted outfits in your closet now elicit sighs of “I have nothing to wear” as last year’s trends take their inevitable plunge. While you’re hunting for the hottest fall fashions this month, remember also to invest in what will never go out of style: soft skin,...

  • The skin game

    by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

    September 16, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    Most of us have one body part that we’d like to change, be it our double chin, our tuchis or our belly. And as a quick fix, plastic surgery has become pervasive – according to the American Academy for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1.6 million surgical cosmetic procedures were done...

  • Tribe Calendar: October 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    September 16, 2011 | 1:33 pm


    Celebrate the season’s favorite gourd with rides and games; pie-eating and seed-spitting contests; pumpkin carving; food; entertainment and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (includes rides and games). Also on Sunday, Oct....

  • Something special

    by Ashley Zeldin

    September 16, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Stephen Michaels’ fondest memories of his Aunt Lisa are of watching movies with her.

    “I remember being next to her, just being with her,” he said. “It was fun.”

    One of her favorites was “Forrest Gump.” She could relate.

    At age 12, Stephen is the same age that his...

  • It’s hard for me to say I’m sorry…

    by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

    September 16, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Jews tend to be a forgiving people. We also tend to be an apologetic people. There is good reason for this: We are commanded to seek forgiveness from those we have wronged. We also are encouraged (strongly) to accept apologies from others when they are sincere.

    Forgiveness is such...

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