August 10, 2013 | 3:10 am
August 8, 2013 | 1:42 pm
The American embassy in Tel Aviv issued its first derivative visas to same-sex Israeli couples.
The derivative visa allows the applicant to receive a visa through a spouse or first-degree relative who is eligible for residence in the United States.
The embassy on Thursday...
February 28, 2011 | 10:17 am
Attending a wedding the other week of a couple that I introduced, made me think of the many Mitzvot that we are supposed to perform in our lifetime. Having been somewhat of a Matchmaker since I was in high school, I had never really thought about it as a Mitzvah, or a good deed. ...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
What is a friend? When I was a kid, the requirements were none too stringent. Is he in my class? Can I ride my bicycle to his house? Do his parents have any insane "not too much candy before dinner" rules?
As I got older, other factors became more important. Do we root for the same...
January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Couple Airs Mideast Views at Caltech
The Middle East conflict came to the Caltech campus in Pasadena last week, when Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf presented a talk on "Eyewitness to Occupied Palestine."
Shapiro, a Brooklyn-born Jew, and his wife, a Palestinian Arab, are...
February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm
First date. He agrees to see a movie about ballet instead of "Gladiator." You're heartened by this early sacrifice.
After the movie, he drags you along to a friend's birthday dinner at some Italian sounding restaurant on Sunset. On the way he gets aggravated about the traffic. This,...
March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm
When Diane Arieff turned in her cover story on the best-selling "Kosher Sex," I smiled with unquestioned approval. After all, opening doors and windows for Jews of all persuasions -- observant as well as secular -- seemed healthy and desirable. Especially for those who found it...
February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pmThese are more stories of beshert, of relationships thatare "meant to be," with a little help from The Jewish Journal. Overthe past year, at least five couples have called us to announce theirpersonal-ad-inspired nuptials. And, no, they weren't ashamed to admithow they met. Gone is...