Jewish Journal

  • An Evening with President Shimon Peres (Part 2 of 3)

    By Tera Greene

    March 13, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    This is the second blog post in a series of three, wherein I am highlighting Israel for the month of March.  Read the first blog, “Israel Makes Me a Proud Angelena (3-Part Series)” by clicking here.

    The Honor, The Anticipation

    I was one of the guests whom were honored to have been... read on

  • Israel Makes Me a Proud Angelena (3-Part Series)

    By Tera Greene

    March 12, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    I often struggle with loving or disliking Los Angeles; however, this past week I felt so proud to be an Angelena.  I’d like to thank the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and more so, the visiting Israelis whom I engaged with, for helping me to feel this pride that often I... read on

  • How I Define Mensch: Seven People on Unique and Holy Paths

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    March 9, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    When all is said and done, holiness and wholeness and any other elevated idea of the spiritual goal come down to a simple Yiddish notion:  you are supposed to be a mensch, which means “a decent human being.”  That one Yiddish word conveys the full measure of the integrity, honor, and... read on

  • Where were we 10 years ago?

    By Naomi Goldberg

    March 9, 2012 | 9:48 am

    In one week, Keshet, an organization working for the full inclusion of LGBT Jews in Jewish life, will host its annual Keshet Cabaret – a chance to come together, dress up, and celebrate leaders in the LGBT Jewish community. This year’s honorees including Idit Klein, Keshet’s... read on

  • Thanks, No Matter What

    By Tera Greene

    March 1, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    Here’s to the day. Here’s to you making your way.  Here’s to being Brave.

    How are you being today?

    I am happy to be me.  I am.

    Be thankful, no matter what.  Even for the times when you are frustrated, angry and feel slightly lost.
    Be thankful, thankful, thankful…

    No matter what.