Jewish Journal

  • The whole megillah: Ten reasons to love Purim

    by Jane Ulman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    So what is Purim about? This short guide explains the various holiday traditions and celebrations, as well as a few suggestions of unique and fun ways to...
  • Purim books: A time to laugh, a time to grog

    by Jay Firestone

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The central theme of Purim sometimes gets lost in the mix of loud singing, intense dancing and heavy drinking. You might even forget that the point of...
  • Your handy guide to performing at Jewish functions

    by Steve Mittleman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Click on the BIG ARROW to experience Mittlemania

    There are two things about being a comedian and doing Jewish events -- first, getting hired for the...

  • Undressed up

    by Rob Eshman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One day last month, Barack Obama was having dinner with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. Hillary Clinton was on the floor of the Senate. And Tom...
  • Evangelical support for Israel—good for the Jews?

    by Tom Tugend

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Zev Chafets, a native of Pontiac, Mich., left for Israel in 1967 but arrived too late for the Six-Day War. Nevertheless, he stayed on for the next 33...
  • Q&A with Reconstructionist Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

    by Amy Klein

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in Philadelphia, recently made one of his biannual visits to Southern...
  • Death in the Hood

    by David Suissa

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Laura Gitlin-Petlak was 48 when she died on Feb. 12 at her home in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood.

    The next day, a few blocks from her house, a couple...

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