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  • Woman arrested for sexual abuse of teenagers at a bar mitzvah

    2 days ago

    A 32-year-old woman was arrested for alleged sex crimes at a bar mitzvah in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Lindsey Ann Radomski reportedly exposed her breasts to several guests at a bar mitzvah party before engaging in oral sex with a 15-year-old boy, Azcentral.com reported.

    Radomski, who...

  • Dating 101: Faith, Religion & God

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    I went on 3 dates with the same man last week. We had 2 great dates with fantastic conversation, witty banter, intellectual and sexual chemistry. He is 55, handsome, tall, funny, and decent. At least he seemed decent until we got to our 3rd date and decided to discuss religion....

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: The new Republican hero

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    3 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just won a startling re-election by linking his fate not to the United States as a whole, but to the U.S. Republican Party. Risking opprobrium for alienating President Barack Obama as well as Israel’s international support, he nevertheless...

  • Daily Kickoff: When Jeb rescued Ethiopian Jews; Why is this Seder different from all others?

    By Jewish Insider

    3 days ago

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    What Jeb Supporters Are Reading — “When Jeb Bush helped launch a covert mission to rescue Ethiopian Jews from starvation” by Alex Leary: ”In 1984, Bush heard from a Miami attorney Ron Krongold about...

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  • Tending the roots: Making meaning of the heritage of the Holocaust in my family

    4 days ago

    I am the grandchild of Holocaust survivors on my mother’s side. Both her parents survived with one sibling. The rest – brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – did not survive. On my father’s side, though his parents and grandparents immigrated to Israel before...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    4 days ago

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

  • Easy floral arrangements for your Passover table

    By Jonathan Fong

    4 days ago

    You’ve been cooking for days. You got the good dishes out of storage. The silver is polished. And in the midst of getting all the preparations ready for the big seder dinner, the last thing you probably want to think about is a floral centerpiece. 

    The reality is, centerpieces...

  • Forget annoying helicopter parents. Helicopter kids are way worse

    4 days ago

    There are parents who hover over their kids like a helicopter. And there are parents who generally leave their kids to their own devices. Both are insistent that their way is the right way. I'm not here to judge other parenting styles, though I assume, as is often the case, that...

  • Jewish far left entitlement reaches new heights

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    4 days ago

    Last week a former college student who was president of her local Hillel resigned her position and posted about it on her school newspaper in, “Former President of Hillel Speaks Out.”

    The summary of her story is, basically, that she joined her college’s Hillel, became president,...

  • A Hard Taharah

    4 days ago

    It has been exactly a year since our Chevrah Kadisha performed taharah for O, who was 10 months old.  When our team of 4 answered the call, I asked them to think of lullabies in Hebrew and/or English and niggunim (wordless melodies) which we would use during the taharah in place of...

  • Raspberry swirl chocolate torte with pecan crust

    5 days ago

    Passover desserts can really be the worst. Canned macaroons. Dry cake. And while I know many people who love it, super rich flourless chocolate cake is just not my thing. I don’t enjoy how dense it is, even if i love chocolate. And I do love chocolate.

    Instead of the traditional,...

  • Daily Kickoff: U.S. spying on Israel uncovers Israel spying on Iran talks | Dems’ Dermer Dinner

    5 days ago

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    High Stakes Spy Game: "Israel Spied on Iran Talks" by Adam Entous: “It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back...

  • Cruz in presidential announcement says he will ‘stand unapologetically with Israel’

    6 days ago

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized the current president’s relationship with Israel during a speech in which he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016.

    “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president...

  • Father says 7 children who died in NYC fire were ‘so pure’

    1 week ago

    The father of seven Orthodox Jewish children killed in a Brooklyn house fire told hundreds of mourners at their funeral on Sunday that the only way he can survive the tragedy was "complete, utter and total surrender" to his religious beliefs.

    The grieving man, Gabriel Sassoon,...

  • Brooklyn house fire kills 7 from Orthodox Jewish family

    1 week ago

    Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family died early on Saturday when flames ripped through their Brooklyn home in one of New York City's deadliest fires in years, officials said.

    Their 45-year-old mother and a teenage sister survived after jumping from an upper floor. The...

  • Israelis are not that weird

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    Peace lovers everywhere are depressed about all those Israelis who voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of these peace lovers are in near hysterics because, well, they're so sure of themselves. They're sure that a vote for Bibi was a vote against peace, and that a vote...

  • American Jews and the Israeli election

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    If there is one lesson American Jews will learn from Israel’s election, it’s this:  they’re not us.

    Israel is not New York. Or LA. Or Chicago or Boston or Miami or Philadelphia. It is a Jewish “community” unlike any in America.

    Israelis went to the polls this Tuesday and...

  • At a breaking point in Turkey: Should Jews stay or should we go?

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    The gold and gray city of Istanbul spent Valentine’s Day bracing for snow. Under angry clouds, Turkish couples huddled around tabletops in the cafe quarter of Ortakoy, a historically posh neighborhood along the Bosphorus Strait. Jewelry-makers had set up stands along the alleyways...

  • Israel’s Arab Spring

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    What made this election different from all other elections? The Arab vote.

    As the polls closed Tuesday on Israel’s national election, one of the most striking stories was how Israeli Arabs broke a pattern of disengagement from the electoral process and voted en masse.

    The...

  • UCLA Chancellor Gene Block: BDS ‘isn’t going to be sustained on this campus’

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Evidence of the concern within UCLA’s Jewish community stemming from recent events on campus could be seen on March 16 by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block’s visitors that day.

    Just before an interview with the Jewish Journal that morning, Block met with Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller,...

  • Contemplating Death vs Life as a Focus

    2 weeks ago

    If one walks into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan (a five minute stroll from our home) and makes a right turn from the central Atrium, one comes face to face with the exhibit on the religions of Egypt which glorified death, with mortuary artifacts over 4000 years old....

  • Netanyahu calls for forming rightist government without delay

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming victory for his Likud party in a close-call election on Tuesday, said he had invited other rightist politicians to join him in a coalition government "without delay."

    "Reality does not take a break," Netanyahu said in a speech to supporters after two television exit polls gave Likud a narrow lead over his centre-left challenger in the ballot.

  • Kosher supermarket reopens two months after Paris attacks

    2 weeks ago

    The Paris kosher supermarket where four hostages were killed in January by an Islamist gunman reopened on Sunday morning to "show that life is stronger than barbarity," supermarket officials and France's interior minister said.

    The Jan. 9 attack on the Jewish foodstore by Amedy...

  • A day at the polls in Tel Aviv

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    Election Day is always a national holiday in Israel. School and work are canceled; cafes, sidewalks and shopping centers bust at the seams. But this year, unlike most years, there was something extra to celebrate: The election results expected to stream in between 10 p.m. and...

  • No-fly zone for amateurs

    By Zev Hurwitz

    2 weeks ago

    I’m learning a lot about the Jewish non-profit sector in the weeks leading up to my first day as a Jewish non-profit professional in Los Angeles next month.

    To date, most of my non-profit experience has been in various college internships where I haven’t made any profit. Not to...

  • Durst charged with murder, movie confession likely admissible

    2 weeks ago

    New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst's bathroom muttering that he "killed them all" would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday.

    Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called "The Jinx: The Life and...

  • L.A.’s financial support of Israel’s election

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    The Los Angeles dollars—or shekels—spent may not have approached the amount Hollywood throws around for U.S. elections, but Jews in Los Angeles nevertheless managed to funnel about $175,000 into Israel’s party primaries this election cycle.

    Israel’s primaries ended in January...

  • What matters to me & why

    By Marty Kaplan

    2 weeks ago

    I began making a list of what matters to me. Intellectual curiosity. Climate change. The First Amendment. My family. Giving back. One friend said to me, I know what I’d say: Money. Another friend told me: Those talks can be surprisingly honest.

    That got me thinking. What’s the...

  • Recipe: How to make harira

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    When you learn to make traditional Moroccan harira from Meme Suissa, you're not learning to make harira from Meme Suissa. You're learning to make harira from her mother, from her grandmother, and so on. You're learning a recipe that goes back centuries.

    But of course Meme uses no...

  • UCLA student government passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    On Tuesday evening, UCLA’s student government’s legislative body unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus.

    The move came exactly one month after members of the student government — also known as the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) —...

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