Jewish Journal

  • Living with Conviction

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 4, 2010 | 12:52 am

    I am blessed to have parents who are supportive of me regardless of my sexuality.  My father has made it clear that he loves me unconditionally, but in... More.

  • Be’er Sheva’s First Gay Pride Parade

    By Maital Guttman

    July 3, 2010 | 5:53 pm

    Tel Aviv is known as the “gay city” of Israel.  Some estimates say that 15% of Tel Avivians are LGBT, probably because most Israelis who are gay escape the smaller towns for the big city of night life, beaches, and fabulouness.  But Be’er Sheva, a smaller city in the South of Israel (the Neveg), is making its own steps towards inclusivity.  This year, the municipality, which included an ultra-Orthodox Jew, approved the first Gay Pride Parade.  Hear from Shai as he described the triumphs and challenges of the day.

  • A Tale of Two Prides

    By Sasha Perry

    June 29, 2010 | 10:13 am

    A few weeks ago I attended Los Angeles’ Pride Parade.  It was my first in the States as an adult.  Growing up, Las Vegas wasn’t organized enough or maybe... More.

  • The Tightrope

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    June 28, 2010 | 3:34 pm

    The economic crisis has forced Jewish communities to focus more on the quality of its relationships than on the amount of its programming. It’s a novel... More.

  • Just a lil’ Tzedakah, Early in the Mornin’

    By Tera Greene

    June 28, 2010 | 9:01 am

    Hello Friends,

    Before the past weekend began, I was sent a message in my inbox that made me perk up and want to help out.  Los Angeles is a sprawling... More.

  • StandWithUs Speaker BANNED from USSF Conference, Gay Rights in the Middle East will NOT be discussed

    By Maital Guttman

    June 28, 2010 | 4:55 am


    USSF “Social Justice” Forum Bans Advocate for Middle East Gay Community
    Intolerance for Israel Trumps Human Rights... More.

  • The Road to Authenticity

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    June 24, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    On August 23rd, 2007, I boarded a plane heading for Los Angeles in hopes of creating a new life. I had been struggling with depression for several years,... More.

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