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  • Donald Sterling TV tirade puts surprise spotlight on Jewish free loan groups

    May 15, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    Not every celebrity endorsement is a welcome one.

    The saga of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took yet another bizarre turn when he went on national television this week and started touting the virtues of Jewish mutual aid organizations.

    In a CNN interview that...

  • Henry Waxman:
    Governed by tikkun olam

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 5, 2014 | 10:11 am

    The rain during Noah’s flood lasted 40 days and 40 nights. The Torah was given to Moses during a 40-day stay at the top of Mount Sinai. The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert.

    And so it seems fitting that Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills), who announced last week...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 10, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    Ofra Haza was an Israeli singer who won over the nation with her clear voice that gentle grace. At the beginning of her career, Haza was mainly inspired by Yemenite music, which made her well-known amongst the more Middle-Eastern parts of the Israeli population. As her career...

  • Diagnosis put brother on mission

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 7, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    David L. Neale, a prominent bankruptcy attorney and major donor to AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), was stunned when the call came from Brazil in late 1999: His younger brother, John (not his real name), then in his mid-30s and previously robust, was gravely ill in Rio de Janeiro.

    ...
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  • Love and anger in the time of AIDS

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 6, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    In 1981, Larry Kramer, the author and gay-rights provocateur, became alarmed as he witnessed large numbers of gay men become horribly ill and die in droves of a mysterious illness. The New Yorker was enraged that the government and the media seemed to be ignoring what had been...

  • Ron Diskin: Mapping defenses against HIV

    By Simone Wilson

    October 9, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international scientists must constantly revise their own projects to keep up with findings from across all scientific...

  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    By Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until...

  • Fighting cancer: From loss to action

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 18, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    A calming shade of purple punctuates the Manhattan Beach office of the woman who founded the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). In one corner, two teddy bears with purple ribbons add a comforting touch to the “living room” setting where Pamela Acosta Marquardt meets with...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 10, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Brianna Fischer

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles named recent UCLA graduate Brianna Fischer of Oak Park as its inaugural Fishel Fellow last month. As part of the two-year paid fellowship, she will participate in hands-on community-service experiences in both...

  • Shimon Peres won’t stop believing

    June 20, 2013 | 10:23 am

    He’s one of the oldest heads of state in the world and the star of his own two-day conference. Celebrities from Bill Clinton to Sharon Stone lavish praises on him. He walks into a room and it erupts into applause. Israel’s Presidential Conference is, in part, a tribute to Israeli...

  • Transforming herself

    By Ryan Torok

    June 5, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    When Joelle Milman was a high school sophomore, she met award-winning photographer Art Streiber, who has contributed to Vanity Fair among other high-profile publications.

    It didn’t happen as you might expect. It was her work on display during an art show at the Annenberg Space...

  • Being American is bad for your health

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 4, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    “Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations.” 

    That stark sentence appears in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it comes from the authors of a landmark report – “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” – on...

  • A feast for Mollie Pier

    November 29, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    In 1989, Mollie Pier co-founded Project Chicken Soup (PCS), a nonprofit organization that makes and delivers free kosher food to Angelenos living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. Today, at 92, she still volunteers, spending eight hours a month in the kitchen and...

  • Arafat’s body exhumed to test for poisoning

    November 27, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Forensic experts took samples from the body of former Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's uncovered corpse in the West Bank on Tuesday, trying to determine if he was murdered with the hard-to-trace radioactive poison polonium.

    Palestinians witnessed the funeral of...

  • Israel for a Cure participates in AIDS Walk

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Israel and American men and women of all ages, representatives of Israeli and Jewish community organizations and others turned out to walk with Israel for a Cure, one of approximately 1,700 teams that participated in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles on Oct. 14.

    The Consulate General of...

  • Conversations From Twitter – Part 5

    By Ilana Angel

    June 11, 2012 | 6:42 pm

    My interview this week is with Twitter’s @MintedRoyalty.  I don’t know how he found me, or how it is I started following him, but I do know that this is a truly remarkable human being.  I have been surprised by all of the people I have interviewed through this series, but Lucien...

  • Cooking for AIDS patients Is chicken soup for grieving mom’s soul

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 5, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    Several days before Mollie Pier’s son, Nathaniel, died of complications from AIDS, she joined together with his doctors, Nathaniel and his longtime partner, Michael, as the couple exchanged rings and vows in his hospital room.

    After Nathaniel died on Dec. 27, 1989, Pier stepped up...

  • African AIDS experts visit, learn from Israel

    October 11, 2010 | 4:43 pm

    A delegation of prominent HIV/AIDS doctors from across East Africa is visiting Israel to expand medical partnerships and benefit from Israel’s expertise.

    The 10 African medical experts from Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya arrived Sunday in Israel for a weeklong visit...

  • Cedars-Sinai studies liver transplants for HIV patients

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 18, 2008 | 2:44 am

    Although he was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1991, Brent Carrillo had been well enough to pursue careers in custom stone and tile installation and interior design with relatively few health setbacks. A lifelong resident of Burbank, Carrillo moved to Portland in 2005 to enjoy a home...
  • African AIDS fight uses Israeli circumcision skills

    By Dina Kraft

    November 26, 2008 | 6:07 pm

    In a clinic in Swaziland, Israeli doctors have been training their counterparts in male circumcision, hoping expertise in the ancient technique will help in the battle against the modern scourge of AIDS.

    The United Nations announced last year that the procedure could reduce the rate...

  • Malibu camp offers respite and community for kids with HIV

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 19, 2008 | 2:36 am

    It's nearly dusk at Camp Pacific Heartland in Malibu and teenager Stephon Cooperawls sits beside me, watching the summer sun sink into the sea. All the other campers are in the dining room having dinner, but Cooperawls has a story to tell, and this is the only place he feels safe...
  • AIPAC, Persian tragedy, Christian support for Israel

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    AIPAC

    Do You think it is fair and balanced news to print only Sen. John McCain's comments to AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee]?

    I listened to Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hilary Clinton's comments and feel they deserve the same coverage in The Jewish Journal ("...
  • Albert Winn’s photography captures the intertwining influences of Judaism and illness

    By Nick Street

    June 5, 2008 | 2:41 pm

    When the cold-and-flu season rolls around, Albert Winn's longtime boyfriend usually gets sidelined by a bug for a week or two, but Winn says he seldom gets a sniffle.

    "Virus?" Winn said with a chuckle as he mused on his robustness. "You don't know from virus."

    Sixty-year-old Winn has...

  • Reform rabbinical school teaches students to reach out to HIV/AIDS patients

    By Nick Street

    June 5, 2008 | 2:37 pm

    HIV/AIDS education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) means "making sure rabbinical students don't leave campus before they hone their skills to help people in need," said Michele Prince, director of the Kalsman Institute of Judaism and Health at HUC-JIR....
  • Project Chicken Soup brings comfort by the bowl

    By Rachel Heller

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    The food is superb! You can taste the love and care.

    I want to thank you for providing me with a beacon for my faith in good people.

    I do so love the joy, peace and happiness your organization brings to my life. Thank you.

    The notes are short, direct and never signed. They come from...

  • The over-50 crowd relearns the ‘facts of life’

    June 5, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    For years, single seniors would find the idea of meeting new people following a divorce, or loss of a partner, daunting at best. But with today's online dating services, success in finding the perfect partner is ostensibly only a click away -- all you need is a computer and a little...
  • HIV/AIDS impacts the vulnerable across the city, up the state, over America and around the globe

    June 5, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Los Angeles resident Darryl Hendrix often struggles to get by. Like many of his neighbors, Hendrix's costs for housing and personal necessities sometimes exceed his modest monthly income. But Hendrix, an African American gay man and a client at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), is...
  • By Alex Dobuzinskis, Contributing Writer

    June 5, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    The dirt streets and makeshift shacks of Ghana may seem an unlikely place to learn to be a rabbi, but not for a group of students who recently visited the African country.

    Twenty-five rabbinical students, including a few from American Jewish University (AJU), formerly the University...

  • Teen makes a difference for orphans in Kenya slum

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Instead of splurging on a Wii or a state-of-the-art laptop, Ryan Silver, of Manhattan Beach, donated a portion of his gift money to orphans in a Nairobi slum.

    "I think the best thing you can do is help another person," said Silver, 13. "I have a better life than the kids [in the...

  • IFF: ‘Hands’ sends message about kids, not AIDS

    By Hannah Brown

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dan Wolman, director of "Tied Hands" looks relaxed, but he has a problem.

    His film, "Tied Hands," tells the story of a middle-aged Tel Aviv woman (Gila Almagor) who is caring for her son (Ido Tadmor), a dancer dying of AIDS. But Wolman doesn't want the project to be seen as an AIDS...

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