Jewish Journal

  • A World War II Veteran’s Story

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    2 weeks ago

    Many of my oral history interviews are with people who served in World War II.  Their stories are always educational, moving and inspiring.  The following is from my interview with Mark Levy, who passed away in February of this year. For those who knew Mark, it would be no surprise...

  • U.S. Supreme Court justices talk about Jewish topics at G.A. opening


    2 weeks ago

    U.S. Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

    Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at the conference center just...

  • Can Ferguson’s black leaders gain power next April?

    by Alistair Bell, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    This troubled suburb of St. Louis is warily awaiting the decision of a grand jury that could indict a white policeman for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.

    But African-American leaders are casting one eye beyond the decision to an election next year that might,...

  • Palestinian activist convicted of immigration fraud in Detroit

    by Serena Maria Daniels, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    A Palestinian activist was found guilty on Monday of immigration fraud for failing to reveal to U.S. authorities that she had been convicted and served time in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people.

    After a trial last week in a federal court in Detroit,...

  • 18 percent of eligible Americans in Israel voted in midterms


    3 weeks ago

    Expatriate Americans in Israel voting in the midterm U.S. congressional elections numbered 30,000, or 18 percent of those eligible to vote, according to a group that encourages such voting.

    Matt Solomon, the director of iVoteIsrael, said Israel leads other countries by far in...

  • White House aide Jonathan Greenblatt to succeed Abe Foxman as ADL chief

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    The Anti-Defamation League’s new national director will be social entrepreneur Jonathan Greenblatt — a special assistant to President Obama who earlier in his career co-founded the bottled water brand Ethos.

    Greenblatt, 43, will succeed Abraham Foxman, who announced in February...

  • California mid-term election results 2014

    3 weeks ago

    Governor: Jerry Brown

    Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom

    Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

    Controller: Betty T. Yee

    Treasurer: John Chiang

    Attorney General: Kamala D. Harris

    Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones

    Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson


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