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September 4, 2012 | 9:43 am
John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.
Following an uproar over the remarks, which were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, Burton issued a...
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It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert. Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.
But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshipping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…
Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.
November 10, 2010 | 10:53 am
Except for one unfortunate metaphor, it was a brilliant idea to host the annual meetings of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans.
Here’s the metaphor: My cab driver from the airport told me how he will often pick up revelers in the French Quarter so drunk they...
September 11, 2008 | 12:26 amA therapist I know -- OK, since you dragged it out of me, my therapist -- told me that I'd be astonished if I knew how many emergency calls she got the night that Sarah Palin gave her convention speech.
Actually, I wasn't that surprised. Judging from the number of unnerved post-Palin...
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JTA’s Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas on Thursday’s events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. With a focus on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, they explore a new emphasis on rebuilding the Civil Rights-era alliance of Jews and Blacks. Included—Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis.
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Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas summarize the jewish events of the day at the election, while attending a jstreet function in downtown Denver.
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Jewish Democratic event at Zaydees in downtown Denver.
From JTA’s Election Blog:
By Eric Fingerhut on Aug 24, 2008
They didn’t get a chance to sample the corned beef sandwiches, but more than a couple hundred people, Jews and non-Jews, came out to Zaidy’s Deli in Denver...
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The 94th annual Hadassah convention recently traveled to Los Angeles and JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone was all over it, like jelly on gefilte fish.
To get a feel for the convention, VideoJew submerged himself in many of the activities. On his journey, he made new friends and even visited with some old friends. But does he find his ‘eshet chayil?’
Watch and find out. Your rabbi would want you to.
Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and the amazing VideoJew Assistant, Sari Thayer.
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Stephen Lachter didn't know what to expect when a friend dragged him to a men's club meeting at his Conservative synagogue five years ago.
"My father was in a men's club, and to me, it was guys sitting around playing pinochle and volunteer ushering," he admitted.
Instead, Lachter was...
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
As Israeli tourism officials focus on their main demographic with seven new tourism DVDs targeting Christian churches, 233 people will travel to Israel on Dec. 20 for the Los Angeles Jewish community's 10-day, post-Chanukah Mega-Mission. The number falls short of the 400 Jewish...
August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Republicans promise that a substantive, tough party platform this year will present Jewish voters with a sharp contrast from the relatively scrawny Democratic document -- but they may find that delving into details could prove devilish.
The Bush campaign is emphasizing its adherence...
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
At French Connection on Boston's fashionable Newberry Street this past Tuesday evening, L.A. native Lindsey Berman is juggling. A song by the band Journey blares out of her satchel shaped like a guitar each time her cell phone rings. People are calling -- friends, friends of friends,...
July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
During the Golden Age of comic books of the 1930s-1940s, cartoonist Will Eisner broke ground, both commercially (by founding the first comics production studio) and artistically (with his cinematic storytelling). When San Diego ComiCon 2003 convenes July 17-20, the industry's most...
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Several hundred cantors associated with the Conservative movement will be making beautiful music together in Los Angeles this week, even as they examine the roles of the cantor beyond that of liturgical jukebox.
The Cantors Assembly will base its annual national convention at the...
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
In one of his most famous bits, comic Jack Benny was held up by a thug who demanded, "Your money or your life." His response was silence. And more silence. Then, desperately, "I'm thinking, I'm thinking!"
The fiddle-playing Jewish comedian (1894-1974) dominated radio and TV for...
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