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  • Are Jews losing their story?

    By David Suissa

    9 hours ago

    As we look back on the triumphs and failures of the past year, let’s reflect on one of the perennial shortfalls of the Jewish world — how we consistently overlook the importance of teaching the extraordinary story of the Jewish people. 

    When I say “the story of the Jewish...

  • Avigdor Lieberman: ‘About our PR, I completely agree, it is very, very bad’

    By Jared Sichel

    9 hours ago

    The meteoric rise of Israel’s Russian-speaking, Moldova-born immigrant and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be proof, as he told an admiring Jewish National Fund (JNF) crowd in Los Angeles on Sept. 15, that Israel is more like America than even America.

    Not quite a pristine...

  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    By tessc

    10 hours ago

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

  • The martyrdom of Steven Sotloff

    By Danielle Berrin

    12 hours ago

    “It is OK to be angry,” a reader scolded in an email I received over the weekend. 

    “When I saw you waxing nostalgic for your friend who was murdered (not killed) by Islamic trash, I wish that you (and others) would show some anger and look into the camera, point a finger, and...

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  • Israel’s most valuable Muslim ally

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    13 hours ago

    Jews worldwide will soon mark the onset of a Jewish New Year with the specter of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East. Amid the preponderance of daily bad news, it is uplifting to celebrate narratives of tolerance and respect. Earlier this month, I was one of 12...

  • Learning to Comfort, Learning to Do

    Dr. Dan Fendel

    18 hours ago

    As I’ve read the recent entries on this blog, I’ve been struck that something like this would never have existed a generation ago. And I don’t mean the social media aspect but the subject matter: the topic of death was not out in the open until recently.

    Death in general, and the...

  • The Abuse We’re Still Not Talking About

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    2 days ago

    The news about the NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson has put a spotlight, for the time being anyway, on domestic abuse. Whether it’s hitting a significant other or hitting a child, important issues are being raised about abuse, what proof of wrongdoing is required, what punishment...

  • Adam Greenberg inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    2 days ago

    Adam Greenberg saw one pitch in his first major league at-bat, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and effectively ended his MLB career. The ball hit with a sickening thud, popping Greenberg’s helmet off and sending the young ballplayer to the ground, where he clutched...

  • Paris Moishe House to open amid uptick in anti-Semitic attacks in France

    3 days ago

    Paris will see the opening of its first Moishe House amid a soaring number of anti-Semitic attacks in France.

    The launching party for the Moishe House in central Paris’ 11th Arrondissement, or district, is scheduled to take place next week, but the three residents moved into the...

  • British company apologizes for not letting Jewish kids in store

    By tessc

    3 days ago

    A British sporting goods chain has apologized for a security guard preventing identifiably Jewish preteens from entering one of its stores.

    The seventh-graders were wearing the uniforms of the Yavneh Academy, a Jewish secondary school, when they attempted to enter the Sports...

  • I would have booed Ted Cruz, too

    3 days ago

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) must be the gutsiest supporter of Israel in American history, if you believe media accounts of his actions at a recent Christian assembly. After some in the audience booed his pro-Israel remarks, he had the gumption to walk out, saying, “If you will not...

  • Sunday Reads: Is ISIL a threat to the US?, Israel’s new refusniks, The Eichmann trial revisited

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    US

    Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin addresses several questions concerning the upcoming campaign against ISIL –

    The president sidestepped the question of Syria’s Bashar Assad last night. What does this mean? That he hopes — and he is likely correct — that we can...

  • Bnei Akiva seals $7.1 million deal on massive campground east of Los Angeles

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    After sitting dormant for nearly three years following a foreclosure and a lengthy lawsuit between Chabad of California—the previous owner—and Pacific Mercantile Bank, a 78-acre campground and resort center in Running Springs was sold Friday for $7.1 million to a different Orthodox...

  • A Soul under Construction.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    1 week ago

    We are not born perfect- into an imperfect world.

    At birth we start with a cry.  Our grand entrance is with closed fists and our exit with open hands.  We circumcise our newborn males. Life is an exercise in humility.  Our hearts are shattered again and again as God seeks our...

  • Obama shifts on Syrian rebels, but is it too late?

    1 week ago

    Struggling Syrian rebels that President Barack Obama once derided as "former doctors, farmers, pharmacists and so forth" now form a key pillar of the U.S. leader's strategy to beat back the militant insurgency known as Islamic State.

    For over three years, Obama has kept the...

  • Old Jews explaining Yiddish words will make your day

    Los Angeles Jewish Home

    1 week ago

  • Freedom has its costs, emotional chains in ‘The Face in the Reeds’

    1 week ago

    Closely held secrets, resentments and hidden pain are uncovered at a contentious family Passover dinner in the play “The Face in the Reeds,” now onstage at the Ruskin Group Theatre. In the play, the seder has been carefully arranged by Christina (Stacey Moseley), the wife and...

  • Feeling the Soul Depart

    Deborah Brown

    1 week ago

    During the first Taharah in which I participated, I was given the job of holding the meitah's/deceased woman’s head. I had such a powerful feeling of an energy coming through me and a sense of my own head being held, feeling that the energy went out of me and into the hands that I...

  • West Coast Chabad celebrates 50 years with annual telethon

    By tessc

    1 week ago

    It’s become Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin’s token slogan: “Call the music! Call the tote!” 

    He belted it out after a live segment with actor Jon Voight during Chabad’s 34th annual “To Life” telethon on Sept. 7. Music blasted, the tote board displaying the amount of money raised so...

  • Prof denied post at Illinois over Israel tweets threatens to sue

    1 week ago

    A professor whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded following anti-Israel tweets demanded that the offer be reinstated.

    Steven Salaita, making his first public remarks since losing the appointment, said at a news conference Tuesday that the university’s...

  • White House says beheaded U.S. journalist not ‘sold’ to Islamic State

    1 week ago

    The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.

    Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi told CNN on Monday...

  • The media’s tragic obsession with Israel

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    Who pays the highest price for the media’s obsession with Israel? Hint: It’s not Israel. It’s the millions of victims who are ignored while the media chases what former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman calls its “hostile obsession with Jews.” 

    Why this obsession?

    In his...

  • NBA Hawks’ owner to sell control of team, cites racially insensitive remarks

    1 week ago

    The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he would sell his controlling interest in the National Basketball Association franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo of a scandal involving the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team.

    ...
  • Death of Palestinian teen spurs rising violence

    1 week ago

    Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian teenager who was shot a week earlier by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

    On Monday, the day after Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, died in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, protests began in eastern...

  • Missing Joan, Surfin’ Israel, playing for peace and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Goodbye, Joan

    Love her, hate her – but you're surly gonna miss her.

    Jewish comedian Joan Rivers passed away in New York on Thursday, aged 81. Known for her controversial humor and for her lack of boundaries – she was heard all the way to Israel, especially when she wasn't...

  • Statement of Principles: Ve-ahavta le-re`acha kamocha: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

    2 weeks ago

    1)    We, members of the Los Angeles Jewish community, write to express our anguish and sorrow over the loss of life and scale of destruction in the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza.   We condemn Hamas’ war-time tactics, especially its disregard for the residents of Israel,...

  • Asking For My Own Forgiveness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    2 weeks ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    It is another one of those nights! I woke up after 4 hours of sleep and could not go back to sleep. My mind started racing and I just now figured out why: I am in the middle of my Inventory for Yom Kippur. I have a form that looks at how I take actions that...

  • Jewish couple confirmed dead in plane crash near Jamaica

    2 weeks ago

    A small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggering a U.S. security alert that prompted a fighter jet escort.

    Search and rescue teams, including a military...

  • Stars, fans, royalty pay tribute to Joan Rivers

    2 weeks ago

    Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died in New York on Thursday, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure on her vocal cords, her daughter Melissa Rivers said.

    Fellow comedians, actors and even royalty paid tribute to Rivers:

    Melissa Rivers in a statement...

  • For the Love of Israel -Q&A with the young people who made Aliyah during Operation Protective Edge

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    This summer, in the midst of a military operation in Gaza, while rockets whistled over our heads, a group of 300 young North Americans landed in Israel, their eyes lit with excitement. Those young folks, ages 18 to 23, made Aliyah with the purpose of starting a new, independent...

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