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  • We Look Like

    By Emily Stern

    2 weeks ago

    Human beings are lessons with endlessness inside of them- all the ways that God can be endlessly unfathomable
    through the prism of your heart, letting shine.

    Her hair is gray. She loves to wear gold rings. She wars inside, and she and her husband join anyway
    at night.

    Need I...

  • Passionate Judaism

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    In case you haven’t heard, Orthodox Judaism has pretty much taken over Jewish life on U.S. college campuses. I say this not because I’m smug and happy about it, but as a wake-up call to the Conservative and Reform branches to get their acts together.

    If diversity is good for the...

  • Building bridges between Jews and Latinos on campus

    May 30, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    The growth of the Latino population in the United States is not news. Studies have long shown that those whose background lies in one of the many countries south of the Texas border are becoming a larger and therefore more influential share of the American population. According to...

  • Q & A with Daniel Sokatch -- building a better community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am


    Daniel Sokatch leaves Los Angeles this week to become CEO of the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco after spending the last nine years transforming the start-up Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) into one of the most recognizable progressive Jewish advocacy organizations in...
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  • Israel: A work in progress

    By Glenn Yago

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    From the birth of the Zionist movement more than a century ago through its 60 years as a Jewish state, Israel has come of age amid a vastly changing world: two world wars, the technological revolution and economic globalization with all its attendant challenges.

    The creation of...

  • Post-Zionism in a diaspora world

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    What does it mean to be a Jew in a Post-Zionist world?

    For centuries, for Jews, the notion of living free in Zion was a dream. In Theodor Herzl's famous essay, "The Jewish State," the journalist and playwright transformed the dream of living in a Jewish state into a goal.

    "Next year...

  • We don’t need more gabfests on diversity

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The details of the ugly dustup between a leading local Jewish philanthropist, Daphna Ziman, and the local African American head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Eric Lee, are still at issue. Ziman disseminated her account of the encounter in a widely...
  • Diversity lost

    By Gina Nahai

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Forgive me for going on about this. I keep promising myself I'll stop being outraged, turn off the radio and stop reading the papers. But if you'll permit me one more question here:
    Whatever happened to the Democrats being the party of tolerance and diversity?
    These days, it's...
  • Women keep out—this seder’s for men only

    By Amy Klein

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "Avadim Hayinu," one of the first refrains of the Passover seder, usually refers to the fact that we were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt. "What enslaves us as men," is another interpretation -- this at The Man Seder, the third annual men-only pre-Passover gathering, which takes place at...
  • There won’t be blood

    By Rob Eshman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Bill Clinton, Ann Coulter, James Carville -- over the years American Jewish University's top-notch lecture series has hosted plenty of people who have infuriated plenty of people.

    But evidently, when it comes to being infuriating, Karl Rove is in a class unto himself.

    How else to...

  • The challenge of pluralistic day schools

    By Julie G Fax

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    More than 225 Jewish educators from pluralistic community day schools across the country convened in Los Angeles for four days of networking and brainstorming last month.

    The 20th annual conference of Ravsak: Jewish Community Day School Network, held at the Biltmore Millennium...

  • Bibi, Judea Pearl, Muslims and the Dennis

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Netanyahu

    Thank you for presenting Larry Derfner's candid perspective on perhaps the most shameful issue facing Israel: the treatment of Israeli Arabs ("Netanyahu Ranks High as Racist Demagogue," Jan. 19).

    Former Prime Minister Netanyahu's disdain for Israel's Arab citizens and...

  • MOCA’s latest exhibition reveals the early years of the ‘Feminist Revolution’

    By Tom Freudenheim

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    That women corporate executives are now indicted for malfeasance reminds me of the old Zionist litany that: "We won't have a normal Jewish state until it includes gangsters and whores."

    If the glass ceiling hasn't exactly been shattered, it does show a bit of leakage, although it's...

  • Jamie McCourt Proves She’s an Artful Dodger President

    By Robert David Jaffee

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bougainvillea and vines curl around a pergola at the Bel Air Hotel's outdoor patio restaurant, a lunch spot for Westside powerbrokers. It's 10:30 a.m., and powerbrokers are scarce at this hour, except for Jamie McCourt, vice chairman and president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who is...

  • Latin American Jews Create L.A. Oasis

    By Roberto Loiederman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine that you live in Latin America and you're Jewish. Typically, you and your family would belong to a full-service Jewish club with cultural, recreational, educational and athletic activities for all ages. The club is reasonably priced, promotes Jewish identity in a secular...

  • O.C. Incidents Raise Anti-Semitism Fears

    By Lisa Armony

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The president of a Los Alamitos high school's Jewish students' club came out to the school parking lot last October to find swastikas and "Jew Bitch" scrawled on her car. Across the county, a San Clemente high school student was harassed last year with anti-Jewish slurs to the point...

  • Cultural Mix Inspires Revenge’s Warfield

    By Karla S. Blume

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Get out a pen and the map to Los Angeles. Now, draw a crooked line from the dense neighborhoods of South Central to the suburb-hubbub of North Hollywood. No, this is not a story about a Metro route but rather one about familial roots. Justin Warfield, the monotone-voiced, seductive...

  • The Second American Jewish Revolution

    By Steven Windmueller

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The past 20 years have been marked by the single largest growth of new Jewish organizations -- well, at least since 1880, when the first defining period of American Judaism began.

    You can rightly call it a major American Jewish revolution that is now under way.

    This modern...

  • What Do Gen-Y Jews Want? Everything

    By Sue Fishkoff

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Brandeis University just released a new study of Jewish college students. It found that they're proud to be Jewish, largely unaffiliated, attracted to Jewish culture more than religion, like diversity and don't feel strong ties to Israel or Jewish federations.

    Reboot, a nonprofit...

  • Out of My Comfort Zone

    By Benjamin Steiner

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Each morning at the Anti-Defamation League's Grosfeld National Youth Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C., which took place in November, about 20 students crowded into a hotel room for student-led Shacharit, or morning prayers.

    What was notable was that many of those students...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Celebrates Family

    More than 800 people showed up to celebrate the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where more than $400,000 was raised for ADL's battle against anti-Semitism, hate and bigotry.

    The event lived up to its theme, "We...

  • L.A. Jewry Needs More Exploring

    By David N. Myers

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Like any self-respecting East Coast native, I arrived in Los Angeles more than a decade and a half ago armed with the usual stereotypes of this city -- namely, it lacked intellectual and cultural "gravitas," was distinguished by its traffic and smog and defied all known logic of...

  • Arts and Entertainment

    By Tom Tugend

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The jacket cover of "California Jews" shows a windswept Moses, bearing the Tablets of the Law. He is descending, not Mount Sinai, but the granite face of El Capitan and the waiting Israeli tribes, each under its own banner, are assembled at the foot of the mountain in Yosemite...

  • Taking Note of 2004

    By Bill Boyarsky

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Last week, I pulled out a big, unsorted folder from my desk filled with material I had used for my Jewish Journal columns. Early in my

    career, I was taught to take notes on folded sheets of paper, my employer being too cheap to buy notebooks. After finishing the story, we reporters...

  • Rabin’s Daughter Seeks Aid for Center

    By Tom Tugend

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Nearly a decade after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, his daughter fears that Israeli society has not yet faced up to the underlying causes of the horrifying crime by a Jewish extremist.

    "We are still an intolerant people, afraid of diversity, unwilling to...

  • Lighten Up on Christmas and Christians

    By Joel Kotkin

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Even in relatively tolerant and officially secular America, Jews long have had to do a dance around the holidays of the majority population. There's a national party going on and, let's face it, we are not invited.

    The issue then is how to deal with it. There seems to be three...

  • See Change

    By Rob Eshman

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    About 6,000 people pass through the doors of the University of Judaism (UJ) each year, 13,000 if you include the people who catch its high-profile public lecture series at the Universal Amphitheatre. Significant as that number is, it means tens of thousands of other Los...

  • Fritter Away Your Time for Chanukah

    By Judy Zeidler

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    We just returned from a trip to Italy, concentrating on the provinces of Puglia and Campania close to Naples. It is a region that we enjoy because of the diversity of the foods and wines available.

    We visited several new places but returned to one of our favorites, La Caveja, a...

  • Closing the Gap on Believers

    By Jack Miles

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Is religion more prominent or less today in American life? Is it fading away or roaring ahead? Articles about the conservative Christian influence in the Bush administration point -- often fearfully -- in one direction. Statistics about the disappearance of young adults in the 18-30...

  • Education Briefs

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Day Schools Earn Accreditation

    Two area day schools, both founded in 1994, earned full accreditation this summer.

    Beth Hillel Day School in Valley Village, the East Valley's only Reform Jewish day school, was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and...

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