Jewish Journal

Meeting the owner of the L.A. urban farm where Kimbra wrote “The Golden Echo”

By Jared Sichel

August 21, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Kimbra taking a selfie with Ramses, the leader of Goudsmit's flock. Just after this pic, Ramses lost his temper and chased Kimbra around the property. Photo courtesy of Kimbra and Rosa Goudsmit

The setting was about as unorthodox and unique as the woman.

Standing on a sidewalk in Koreatown, Rosa Goudsmit, 42, was watching her two baby children, Benjamin and Devrah, who fell... read on

  • Six days of quiet in Israel: A brief look back

    By Jared Sichel

    August 19, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    Now back in Los Angeles, I'm more convinced than ever that my shuttle journalism peacekeeping mission to Israel was a great success. Let it be noted for the record that:

    a) The rocket fire ended just before I arrived on Aug. 12 and resumed shortly after I departed on Aug. 19, and... read on