Jewish Journal

Meet Adam: Jewish paparazzi

By Ryan Torok

December 28, 2011 | 12:38 am

Adam’s paparazzi, and he’s photographed the likes of Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson and the Kardashians. He works for a small agency that buys his photographs and distributes them to... read on

  • Elaine and Lee—on democratic empathy

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    Last weekend, I met Elaine and Lee, an older retired couple, in a Starbucks in the Santa Monica area. They were talking about Robert Reich, the former U.S. labor secretary to President Bill Clinton.

    I saw Reich speak not too long ago at an Occupy L.A. event, so I decided to strike... read on

  • Christopher Hitchens, the man who was interested in everything

    By Ryan Torok

    December 16, 2011 | 10:54 am

    I woke up this morning to a text message from my father: “Christopher Hitchens died.”

    The writer and public intellectual died on Dec. 15 at the age of 62 from esophageal cancer. Hitchens was 38-years-old when he found out that he was Jewish. 

    “He had an output to equal what... read on




Ryan Torok is a staff writer and community reporter at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, where he has spent the past four years covering everything from social justice...

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