Hadag Nahash is one of the biggest bands in Israel today. They started in Jerusalem, in 1996, and with their fresh combination of Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk, made their way into Tel-Aviv's mainstream. Nowadays, their Middle-Eastern groove is taking over the charts and the...
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By: Ramin Rabieian
Last week, I attended a press conference at Beverly Hills City Hall, organized by Assemblymembers Mike Feuer and Bob Blumenfield. They announced that they will introduce legislation prohibiting contracts between the State of California and companies with...
August 8, 2008 | 7:14 pm
Eddie Romero, a religion professor at Mt. San Antonio College whom AP is referring to as a pastor, painted this protest the walls of his Beijing hotel. After recording this “Gadfly in Beijing” video, he went into hiding. The LA Times’ Olympics blog...
May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pmAs we stepped off the bus into McPherson Park in the middle of Washington, D.C., many emotions flooded through our minds. We were scared, we were nervous, but mostly, we were excited. McPherson Park was only a couple of blocks away from the White House. There was much irony in this...
January 18, 2008 | 7:00 pm
January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pmThe Brooklyn-born activist rose from his seat, walked slowly to the microphone, cleared his throat, and in front of a couple of hundred fellow activists assembled in an auditorium on a chilly Wednesday night, expressed his righteous indignation.
"We are tired of being used as...
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmIt's not uncommon for well-established, wealthy members of a community to donate money to various causes, but these days, there's a new breed of philanthropist in town -- the college student.
University Hillels throughout Southern California are developing philanthropy and...
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm
I must have learned at an early age the Jewish prohibition against separating oneself from the community. Although naturally shy, my proclivity toward being with others has been a constant in my life.
With my hyper-responsible, Type-A, first-born personality, I think that I may...
August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm
I pulled my rubber-duck-yellow poncho over my head and trudged through the dirt of the open sewage and trash in the shantytown, trying to breathe through my mouth. I was in Ethiopia with my mother and a mission from United Jewish Communities (UJC) and I could smell the people's...
August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm
As the conflict in Israel continues, Jewish groups are focusing their efforts -- financial, spiritual, intellectual, personal and practical -- on ways to help Israel. The following list -- by no means comprehensive -- includes 10 things you can do to help Israel.
- Write a Letter to...
August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm
If you meet Grace Quinn sunning herself on the patio of her home at Westwood Horizons Retirement Residence or pushing her bright red walker in Trader Joe's, you wouldn't guess that this nonagenarian is one of the founders of Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center.
In 1981, a...
July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
I'll admit to a bit of initial wariness about a bus tour through Inglewood, Lennox and Hawthorne, sponsored a couple of Sundays ago by the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA). The three communities just east of LAX have poverty and crime rates far exceeding the averages in L.A....
July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
At 7 a.m., after a long, grueling red-eye journey from Los Angeles, our plane landed on a narrow runway carved out of the lush rainforest deep in a remote island area of the Panamanian outback. As my son, Adam, 13, and I trudged off the plane, 40 smiling Kuna natives eagerly...
June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Parents and pundits, you may breathe a sigh of relief. The Class of 2006 -- or at least The Jewish Journal's not-so-random sampling of the class of 2006 -- will put to rest any notion that this plugged in but wireless, overscheduled but doted upon and supersavvy but still so na?ve...
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Westly Wants Pension Funds to Snub Iran
California State Controller Steve Westly called on the state's two largest pensions to check whether they have holdings in companies that would be subject to Iran-related sanctions.
"As fiduciaries protecting our retirees' benefits, we must...
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The two young, sari-clad women, one in blue and one in orange, stand in the thatched-roof meeting hall, take...
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For a church facing an assault from the Internal Revenue Service, the outspoken clergy of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena acted neither fearful nor repentant Sunday.
The IRS is "welcome in our pews," said Rector J. Edwin Bacon to loud applause, but "not welcome in our...
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
People always tell me that I am a downer, constantly talking about the world's problems here, genocide there; conflict here, poverty there.
Nobody ever wants to talk to me at a party!
However, I also have a deep spiritual side, one that is open to the beauty and wonder of a...
May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Because the quintessential Jewish celebration -- of life, of survival, of victory -- always involves food, it only makes sense that a Jewish response to tragedy involves fasting.
Rabbis from all denominations are calling upon Jews in Los Angeles to participate in a day of fasting,...
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Last week, I pulled out a big, unsorted folder from my desk filled with material I had used for my Jewish Journal columns. Early in my
career, I was taught to take notes on folded sheets of paper, my employer being too cheap to buy notebooks. After finishing the story, we reporters...
October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The Body Shop, a British-based retailer of personal care products, is apologizing for a 2002 human rights award it gave to a Palestinian group. The action comes after a Los Angeles-based boycott campaign caught the attention of The Body Shop and Jewish leaders.
October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pmJewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare. "Obviously one of our fears when the...
January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Workers Owe Win to Bet Tzedek
Bet Tzedek has won a significant victory for low-paid Latino and Asian garment workers, successors to the Jewish immigrants who labored in sweatshops a century ago. The settlement, reached by the free legal counseling service, is somewhat technical,...
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