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  • Note to Netanyahu: Stop destroying the US-Israel relationship

    5 days ago

    By now it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s disastrously-timed speech to Congress has seriously damaged the US-Israel relationship – but the danger is that he has embarked on a course that will make that damage much worse and perhaps permanent.

    Countless...

  • Coming Together

    By Alex Jakubowski

    2 weeks ago

    Despite rising anti-Semitism across the European continent, over the past few weeks nearly 10,000 American Jewish students arrived in London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, and other cities across the European Union to begin their study abroad experience. For many students, their time abroad...

  • Shimon Peres offers a taste of history, positivity

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    Shimon Peres, Israel’s former longtime president and two-time prime minister, appeared at a gala for top funders of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Feb. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. In an onstage conversation with Federation board member Sharon Nazarian, Peres was...

  • What the EU talks about when it talks about hate

    3 weeks ago

    Alarmed by the worsening of Europe’s anti-Semitism problem, European Union leaders are speaking out more forcefully than ever before against the phenomenon.

    Following the slaying of four Jews last month by an Islamist near Paris, the first vice president of the European...

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  • Le’Or aims to put marijuana legalization on the Jewish agenda

    3 weeks ago

    “You know, it’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob, what is the matter with them?”

    That was President Richard Nixon speaking to his top aide, H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, during a...

  • Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?

    3 weeks ago

    Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 synagogues across the United States are trying voluntary dues.

    These changes,...

  • New Jewish dating app keeps the campfire burning

    February 4, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    For many Jews, nothing cooks up piping-hot nostalgia quite like reminiscing about summer camp. Adults who recall those times may think back to pounding on tables during birkat (grace after meals), intense and often heated Maccabiah competitions or “color wars” and musical theater...

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes back critique of intermarriage

    February 3, 2015 | 11:44 am

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz rescinded comments she made about the problems that intermarriage poses for the Jewish community.

    “I do not oppose intermarriage; in fact, members of my family, including my husband, are a product of it,” Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the head of...

  • Islamic radicalism poses dilemma for Jews in interfaith dialogue

    February 3, 2015 | 10:39 am

    After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last month, Kari Alterman heard from every one of her Detroit-area Muslim dialogue partners, all of them calling to express their sadness and concern.

    They just didn’t do so publicly.

    Statements condemning violence are normally made...

  • World Zionist Congress elections: A voter’s guide

    January 26, 2015 | 11:49 am

    World Zionist Congress elections began earlier this month and run through April 30. Here’s a primer on what the congress is, how (logistically) to vote, who’s on the ballot, and why you just might want to sign up for PayPal before casting your vote.

    What is it?

    The World...

  • On Martin Luther King Day, Jews must acknowledge their privilege

    January 15, 2015 | 9:16 am

    The events of the last few weeks have shaken me to the core. Beyond the devastation I felt over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, I was heartbroken to learn that the police officers involved would not stand trial. “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” and “I can’t breathe” have...

  • French Jewry 101: From Rashi to Dreyfus to Hyper Cacher

    January 13, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    Last week’s deadly hostage siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris has French Jews (and some non-Jews) proclaiming “Je suis juif,” or “I am Jewish,” in solidarity with the four people killed in the attack.

    Who are the Jews of France? Here’s a primer.

    How many Jews are there in...

  • After Paris, reassessing how nations thwart attacks

    January 13, 2015 | 10:35 am

    These are the lessons of the Paris attacks for American Jews and U.S. law enforcement: Keep calm and cooperate.

    Enhanced communication between governments has been a key element of America’s counterterrorism successes since 9/11, experts say, and more is planned in the wake of...

  • Bring your gun to synagogue

    January 13, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Last week’s attacks in France should be ample evidence that the late Rabbi Meir Kahane was right when he popularized the slogans, “Every Jew a .22” and “Never Again!” 

    Since 2008 I have been carrying a Glock 19 with me virtually everywhere it’s legally permitted – including the...

  • Does Circumcision Cause Autism?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 11, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Circumcision in boys leads to higher chance of developing attention spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism by age 10, according to a new controversial study in  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

    The Statens Serum Institut study observed that in a cohort of all children born...

  • 30 Years flying under the radar: My interview with Ron Solomon

    January 8, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Once or twice a week, every week, I have the honor of having lunch with a close friend, Ron Solomon.  I met Ron more than a decade ago as we were both working as organizational leaders in the Jewish community.  I, like most professionals, had moved a few times between...

  • Nira Sayegh: Lifelong love of Jewish education began in childhood

    January 5, 2015 | 4:25 pm

    For most people, working full-time plus overtime hours as vice president of finance at a property management firm would be enough to stay busy.
     
    But for Nira Sayegh, 52, of Beverly Hills, helping run NPS Realty & Management Corp. with her husband, Pinny, is only a fraction of...
  • Prophets and mensches; Remembering Rabbi Schulweis and Rabbi Beerman

    By Rob Eshman

    December 30, 2014 | 10:25 am

    I’ve only fallen in love with two rabbis in my life. One I married. The other was Harold Schulweis. 
     
    He had been ailing for months, so his death Dec. 18 at the age of 89 was not unexpected.
     
    So, too, the passing of Rabbi Leonard Beerman, who died Dec. 24 at 93.  
     
    ...
  • What Chabad needs to do now

    By Dennis Prager

    December 30, 2014 | 9:53 am

    It is evident to most Jews who care about the Jewish future that, individual exceptions in every movement notwithstanding, the one successful movement in contemporary Jewish life is Chabad.
     
    So, then, what is Chabad to do now?
     
    I ask this question because Chabad is...
  • Don’t blame the USY’ers – blame the adults

    December 24, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    On Monday, the international board of United Synagogue Youth (USY) voted to junk the Conservative teen group’s requirement that its top leaders date only Jews. Instead, the leaders are supposed to “strive” to “model healthy Jewish dating choices” (whatever that means). A number of...

  • Judaism is the particular language through which Jews address humanity

    December 19, 2014 | 5:35 pm

    RABBI HAROLD M. SCHULWEIS was the spiritual leader of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, and author of many books, including For Those Who Cant Believe, In Gods Mirror, Evil and the Morality of God, and Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion. He was the founding chairman...

  • An instrumental leader

    December 17, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Howard Banchik will tell you there’s a lot more to music and learning to play an instrument than meets the ears.

    The co-founder of real-estate investment firm Westwood Financial Corp. in Los Angeles and member of University Synagogue in Brentwood credits learning to play music as...

  • Jewish community responds to release of Alan Gross

    December 17, 2014 | 10:03 am

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said on Wednesday heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Below are reactions from the Jewish community:

    Simon Wiesenthal Center

    ...
  • Loss turns to gain with young at heart

    By Ayala Or-el

    December 17, 2014 | 9:54 am

    After her mother passed away a little over a year ago, Ofra Bennun watched her father slowly begin to decline. After 62 years of a loving marriage, it was hard for Israel Knan, 83, to be alone. 

    So Bennun made sure that he wasn’t, creating a 60-plus club for Israeli seniors like...

  • In football-crazed Alabama, a respite from the world’s ills

    December 2, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    On Thanksgiving at my son’s house, I found myself at the end of a long dinner table, some in-town family members on my left. They were chatting about college football, especially the Alabama-Auburn game that would be played two nights later.

    No surprise there — that’s what people...

  • Synagogue Slaughter Aforethought

    November 26, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Last Tuesday morning: five Jewish men head to synagogue in Har Nof—to pray for peace. Same morning: two Palestinians head to same synagogue—to murder them. It has been only one week since the tragic day. In fewer than 48 hours, supporters of the Har Nof community rallied online and...

  • Welcoming the stranger

    November 25, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    On almost every emerging issue of public policy, our community asks the same question, either in audible or hushed voices: “Is it good for the Jews?” In the matter of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to defer and sideline prosecutions that might have resulted in the...

  • Reframing the BDS debate at UCLA

    November 25, 2014 | 11:58 am

    We, the pro-Israel and Jewish student leaders of UCLA are extremely proud of our Jewish and pro-Israel student community. We stand strongly in support of Israel and against the BDS movement that is trying to delegitimize the Jewish state.

    Over the past few weeks a small group of...

  • L.A. Community Eruv facing dire financial crisis

    By Jonathan Maseng

    November 25, 2014 | 10:43 am

    Howard Witkin is something of an expert when it comes to things people don’t appreciate until they truly need them. When he’s not busy raising his children, or making a line of etrog liqueur with his wife, Marni, Witkin is a life insurance salesman. His other passion is the Los...

  • Letter to Japan: Why we mourn, what we lost

    November 24, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Many people I meet in Japan ask, why we Jews revere the memory of Chiune Sugihara. The obvious reason is that this man, along with his wife, through their bravery and steadfastness, saved thousands of Jews from certain death at the hands of the Nazis during the WWII Nazi Genocide,...

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