Jewish Journal

  • Mother’s Day: Can She Talk?

    by Aron Chilewich

    2 weeks ago

    Joan Rivers is having one last laugh.

    Less than a year after her mother’s death, Melissa Rivers has written a biography of their relationship,...

  • Mother’s Day: A Motherless Daughter

    by Maggie Milstein

    2 weeks ago

    My mother was born in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1948. My grandparents could have given her a popular midcentury name like Linda or Nancy or Barbara,...

  • Time to Celebrate Israel!

    by Virginia Isaad

    2 weeks ago

    Adee Drory grew up helping her dad, Itsik Glazer, set up the annual Israel festival back when it took place in Van Nuys and he was the chairman. Now...

  • A groundbreaking day of prayer

    by Tess Cutler

    2 weeks ago

    For most people, the day started with a cosmic jolt.

    But when a 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Los Angeles area shortly after 4 a.m. on May 3,...

  • Morateinu Alissa Thomas-Newborn joins the clergy

    by Esther D. Kustanowitz

    3 weeks ago

    Despite her pioneering role as the first woman to serve as a clergy member in a Los Angeles Orthodox congregation, Alissa Thomas-Newborn plays down the...

  • A giant step for Orthodox women clergy

    by Esther D. Kustanowitz

    3 weeks ago

    At Shabbat morning services at B’nai David-Judea Congregation (BDJ) on May 2, Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky took an extra-long pause before beginning his drash,...

  • Transgender Jews: Beyond the Rainbow

    by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    3 weeks ago

    Deborah attends services at Temple Aliyah nearly every week, but on a Friday night two years ago, she was nervous. Her daughter, Rebecca, then 18 and...

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