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  • Letters to the editor: Kol Nidre, Israel gap year, The Bikels’ love and more

    1 week ago

    Kol Nidre on the Net

    Thanks to the Jewish Journal for co-sponsoring the live-streaming on the Internet of Kol Nidre services Sept. 22 from the Church of Religious Science in Koreatown.

    I found it fascinating to experience Judaism online for the first time. It was a...

  • The Republican debate’s $10 question

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    The easiest question of the second Republican presidential debate turned out to be the hardest: “Which woman would you put on the $10 bill?”

    All of the candidates immediately got that deer-in-the-headlights look, except that a deer would have probably come up with better answer...

  • Thanksgivukkah, Emma Lazarus & the Maccabees: Embracing our dual identity

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    November 27, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    There is something much deeper to “Thanksgivukkah” than sweet potato latkes. It is an opportunity to celebrate the blessing of our dual identity as Americans and Jews.

    In 1883, the Jewish-Sephardic-American poet Emma Lazarus was invited to write a poem for a literary auction...