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  • From Grizzly Bears to Gaza Rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

    July 21, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage. But except for the two years she lived in Seattle after high school, she never lived outside Alaska.

    At least she hadn’t until a few months ago. Inspired by a Birthright trip she took...

  • Inspired by Alaska

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 10, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The theme for our first travel Writing Contest was INSPIRATION! Our Judge, Richard Bangs, selected Rachel Zimmerman Brachman's article, "The Whale and The Trampoline," as our FIRST PLACE WINNER. 

    Our INDEPENDENCE WRITING CONTEST begins May 11 and ends on July 4th. We hope...

  • Palin on Israel visit to meet with Netanyahu

    March 21, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Potential 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin is scheduled to have dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on her second and last day in Israel.

    Palin will dine with Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on Monday before returning to the United States.

    “As the world confronts...

  • Palin heading to Israel

    March 17, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Sarah Palin, who is believed to be considering a presidential run in 2012, will visit Israel.

    The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 will stop in Israel for two days next week on her way back to the United States from a speech she is giving a...

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  • VIDEO: Palin Pastor: ‘Israelites’ run the economy

    October 1, 2008 | 9:54 pm



    Yes, he says 'Israelites'! (MSNBC)


    A pastor who blessed Sarah Palin's run for Alaska governor said Christians should emulate "Israelites" and run the economy.

    The 2005 video of South African Pastor Thomas Muthee laying hands on Palin, the Republican vice-presidential pick, surfaced...

  • VIDEO: Israeli documentary director Elan Frank shoots Sarah Palin

    September 24, 2008 | 2:27 am


    Jerusalem Online spoke with director Elan Frank about his documentary footage of Gov. Sarah Palin that Frank sold to Fox

    David Suissa’s column about Frank has the back story.

  • Sarah Palin kosher sausage?

    By The Web Guy

    September 22, 2008 | 4:58 pm

    That was what the menu board read at Jeff’s Gourmet Kosher Sausage on Pico Blvd. last week—and here’s the evidence as photographed by The Journal’s Dan Kacvinski.

    Moose and deer, if properly slaughtered and prepared, can be kosher, as Rob Eshman noted in his article ‘Eating Bambi (recipe included)’.

    But do you really want to put your lipstick on a moose?

  • Allies and foes scrape through Palin bio for Jewish material

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 2, 2008 | 2:56 pm

    ST. PAUL (JTA)—A small Israeli flag propped up on a window frame. A Pat Buchanan button sported briefly as a courtesy. A prospective son-in-law with a biblical name.

    Little about the Frozen North is Jewish outside the realm of fiction (see Mordechai Richler, Michael Chabon,...

  • In Spring a reader’s fancy turns to thoughts of ... books

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Chabon's Alaskan Adventure

    In Michael Chabon's invented world, Yiddish is spoken in the Alaskan panhandle.

    After World War II, the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska -- not Israel -- became the homeland for the Jews.

    "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" (HarperCollins, May,...

  • Mud’s a dirty business but entrepreneur digs it

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rafting down the Copper River in August 2001, Lauren Padawer and her group neared the mouth where glacial waters flow into the Gulf of Alaska. They stopped, and stepped out onto the muddy bear-tracked delta. High water some weeks before had produced small clear pools, which had been...
  • Trio of films offers eclectic choices: sea, spies, punk

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "The Guardian"

    Raised in a secular Jewish family in Chicago, "The Guardian" director Andrew Davis learned early the values and ethics he continues to believe in.

    "My parents taught me war is not a good thing, so do everything you can to not go to war," he says during a telephone...
  • Keep Kosher, Cool on Alaska Cruise

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Witnessing glaciers calving into crystal blue waters, humpback whales fluking their magnificent tails and clouds weaving cottony billows around the tips of waterfront spruce forests are all in a day's work for the average Alaskan cruise-goer.

    Like the humpback whales each summer,...

  • Jewish Getaways

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Looking for a getaway with a Jewish twist? With Passover approaching and summer down the road, there are many opportunities for such travel. Here are a few options:

    Seders Far and Near

    When it comes to celebrating Passover, you can truly be a wandering Jew, thanks to an abundance...

  • Two Women Rabbis Will Fill Pulpits

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Johanna Hershenson set off from Orange County for Alaska's sweeping vistas and majestic peaks, she was eager for a new congregational experience and professional challenges.

    She discovered that most Alaskan Jews are exiles by choice who sought the wilderness of the...

  • The Frozen Chosen

    By Rabbi Sheryl Nosan-Blank

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Although my rabbinic colleagues will always go the extra mile to serve their communities, I believe I actually cover the most miles in my commute: Every other month or so, I start my journey at 4:30 a.m. in the North Valley and end it some 10 hours later in a small airport in Juneau,...

  • Fuzz

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A day before I left for a vacation cruise to Alaska, I looked in the mirror and spied, atop my clean, bald head -- Hair! There wasn't much of it, standing less than one-sixteenth of an inch tall. But when I ran my hand over my crown, I felt the delicious tickle of stubble.

    "It's...

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