Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Before His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, entered the gilded ballroom of the Montage Beverly Hills last. . .
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Yes, America, we’ve heard: You’re war-weary. It’s at least something our divided country can agree upon: Americans across party lines oppose. . .
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A suit and a story
It had been a tough week. The more news I read about the Boston bombing, the less I understood. Who were these young men, full of grievance, using a. . .
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
From CicLAvia to Cedars Sinai
To the woman who confronted me last Sunday at the Celebrate Israel Festival, ranting that airplane vapor trails are actually toxic secret government. . .
Friday, April 19, 2013
Israel at 65
I watched the video of the Boston Marathon bombings and thought, of course, of the bus bombings that wracked Jerusalem and Tel Aviv a decade ago.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Making Doheny kosher
My mother called Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats “Tiffany’s.”
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Meeting Louis Sneh
Many years ago, when I was a young, harried father, I would sit in synagogue on Shabbat mornings and try to keep my kids quiet. It was a task I. . .
Thursday, March 21, 2013
‘Put yourself in their shoes’
It’s been just two days since President Barack Obama touched down in Israel, and no doubt you’ve probably read and heard it all by now. The. . .
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Do you know your family story?
Bruce Feiler mentions Passover only in passing in his new book, “The Secrets of Happy Families,” but in some ways, the book is all about Passover.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Saturday afternoon on the upper deck of the Queen Mary, six young Jewish adults were engaged in a heated discussion over who’s hornier — men or. . .
Thursday, March 7, 2013
‘Because You Suffer…’
There was a moment that took place last week in this community that, if you didn’t witness it, you need to hear about it.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
March 5: Election Day
I belong to a small, elite club that I would like to invite you to join.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Seth MacFarlane: Not an anti-Semite
No one sends out press releases to announce that something is not anti-Semitic. That’s why this morning’s media is full of reports that host. . .
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In a pile of as-yet-undigitized family photos, I found a gem. It’s from a Purim party, years ago, when my wife and I were newly married. She is. . .
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Last week, I met a man in his 60s whose father survived the Holocaust. He told me that, as a child, he trembled when he brought home a report card. . .
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
William Kristol — Bad for Israel
Someone has to say it: William Kristol is hurting Israel.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Michael Oren is staying put — which is a good thing
Michael Oren is Israel’s ambassador to the United States. And he has no plans to stop being Israel’s ambassador to the United States.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Elliott Broidy speaks! To me??
What makes community journalism so rewarding is you write about the people, issues and places you care most about. That’s also what makes it so. . .
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
USAID: America, the mensch
Hollywood had one question for Dr. Rajiv Shah: Why haven’t we heard of you before?
Friday, December 14, 2012
The speech President Obama should have given after the Connecticut school shooting
When news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School first broke, President Barack Obama stood before the nation, felt our grief and shed a tear.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There are three subjects that Jews in my social circle never tire of: food, movies and the two-state solution.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Excerpt from ‘The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery’ by Captain Witold Pilecki
So, I am to write down the driest of facts, which is what my friends want me to do.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The man who snuck into Auschwitz
Have you heard of Witold Pilecki? A new book, “The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery” (Aquila Polonica: 2012), documents, in his own words,. . .
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Jewish revival meeting: Is religious pluralism possible in Israel?
In a packed synagogue hall on Monday night, Nov. 26, Israel’s Consul General David Siegel posed a question: How many people present care deeply. . .