Jewish Journal

A gift of hope

by Malina Saval

April 17, 2013 | 4:01 pm

Taylor Zimelman, 13, was born five weeks premature. Her mitzvah project collects ­knitted caps from around the world to donate to Cedars-Sinai’s neo-natal ­intensive care unit at the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center. Photo courtesy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cotton caps in shades of pastel pink and sky blue are standard go-to gifts for a newborn baby. But for Steven and Jodi Zimelman,... read full article

  • The sky’s the limit

    by Julie Bien

    April 17, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    Preparing for the complete bar or bat mitzvah experience — the ceremony, the food, the entertainment — can feel like a three-ring circus. So maybe it...

  • Beresheet Hotel: A Desert Dream

    by Elyse Glickman

    April 10, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The two-year-old, five-star luxury resort not only raises the stakes for Negev Desert tourism but also puts visitors in touch with the Israeli south’s...

  • Bikur cholim manners

    by Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 10, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Every disease is a social disease. When a person is diagnosed, his or her family, friends and community are involved as well. The shock moves through a...

  • U.S. cancer research group lauds Israeli scientist Alexander Levitzki


    April 9, 2013 | 8:14 am

    Alexander Levitzki of Hebrew University was named the recipient of the 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Chemical Research.


  • Dental care for all

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Contributing Writer

    April 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Navah Paskowitz knows that her 4-year-old son, Edwin, is long overdue for a dental checkup, but she’s terrified to take him for one.

    About eight...

  • Survivor initiative to thrive on common cents

    by Jared Sichel, Staff Writer

    April 3, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    Sixty-eight years after being liberated from the horrors of the Holocaust, many aging survivors are living another nightmare — poverty without hope.

  • What happened at Belzec

    by Alan Elsner

    April 3, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    In the summer of 1993, my father and I visited the site of the extermination camp of Belzec in eastern Poland, where my grandparents were among half a...

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