Jewish Journal

  • Mayor Carries Torah to <br>Vandalized Tarzana Synagogue

    by Adam Wills

    July 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, in the intense heat of a mid-summer day, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, carried a Sephardic Torah for one-half mile along city streets in Tarzana...

  • The Ultimate Enigma

    by Rabbi Steven Weil

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Zot chukat haTorah begins this week's parsha, telling us that the subject of the Red Heifer is the chok of the Torah. A chok is a law that is simply...

  • Iranians Open Shul in Garment District

    by Karmel Melamed

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With a new Torah in their arms, about 100 local Iranian Jewish businessmen sang Hebrew songs and danced down a busy street in downtown Los Angeles's...

  • Angelenos Help Abraham’s Vision Come True

    by Tom Tugend

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like many young Angelenos, Aaron Hahn Tapper and Gibran Bouayad are traveling to Europe this summer, and they're taking along a few companions -- 24...

  • Arsonist Attacks Persian Synagogue in Tarzana

    by Adam Wills

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Police have labeled as an arson-related hate crime a fire ignited early Friday at the rear door of a yet-to-open Persian synagogue in...

  • Why I Write Jewish

    by Jane Ulman

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Jan. 25, 1997, my oldest son, Zachary, became a bar mitzvah, a ceremony that inaugurated him into the Jewish community as a responsible young adult. It...

  • Song of the Sons

    by Rabbi Perry Netter

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The centerpiece of the third section of the Tanach, the section known as Ketuvim (the Writings), is the Book of Psalms. The Book of Psalms contains some...

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