Jewish Journal

More Than Just a Holiday

By Lia Mandelbaum

October 3, 2011 | 11:33 pm

Took picture of artwork at the Art Platform - Los Angeles art fair

Exploring Oneself

For thousands of years, Jews around the globe have gathered with their communities to celebrate, observe and honor the sanctity of the High Holidays.  For me, I believe... read on

  • On Not Letting Ourselves Off the Hook

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    September 28, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    Helping folks locate themselves in Jewish tradition, religion, history, to help them understand why Jewish existence and identity might be relevant and even valuable, especially when Jewish education seldom mirrors the realities of Jewish life, namely, issues as complicated as gender... read on

  • I Pledge To Be Me

    By Tera Greene

    September 23, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    FB Message Date, November 16, 2008:

    “hey superstar!
    did you see yourself on CNN? major face time time for you leading the chant….rock on!”

    I was holding a sign that I’d made and marched the streets with since the day after Prop 8 rocked LA.

    It read: Since My Rights Just got Shat... read on

  • JDeal: Save Some Money on Sexism

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    August 28, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    Crossposted from Jewschool.com

    Oh, jdeal. How charming is your (possibly unintentional) play on the stereotype that Jews are cheap. How clever you are to leap onto the Groupon/Living Social phenomenon. How sexist and small minded are your advertisements.

    Let’s examine some... read on

  • Walking into the raw reality of LA’s Skid Row

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    August 11, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    A few months ago, as I was at a coffee shop waiting for my drink to be made, I came across an article written in the Los Angeles Downtown News that caught my eye.  It was about LAPD Central Area Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph, and the work he does in the Skid Row community.  Skid... read on

  • Conservative Movement Struggles With Marriage for Gay and Lesbian Couples

    By Naomi Goldberg

    August 2, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    An article in today’s New York Times highlights the disagreements within the Conservative Movement on the topic of marriage of gay and lesbian couples. (Available here) Is this just a case of the Conservative Movement trying to hold the space between Reform and Orthodox Judaism? Or, it is a generational divide that will fade over time?

    Six national polls have found majority support for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. What gives, Conservative Movement?

  • Pathology

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    July 28, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    Reblogged from Diverge: www.idiverge.wordpress.com

    Two things to know about me: 1. My parents are divorced. 2. My mother and grandmother raised me. One thing you might not know: I didn’t think growing up in a house without men was weird, until people told me it was. My family just... read on

  • Marriage Equality in New York

    By Naomi Goldberg

    July 28, 2011 | 9:21 am

    On Sunday, gay and lesbian couples in New York began marrying, as the most populist state yet extended marriage equality to same-sex couples. Check out this blog post from a rabbi in Minnesota as she discusses watching couples wed in New York as her own state struggles with the equality of LGBT Minnesotans.

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