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  • Life in Southern Israel on hold during Gaza situation

    November 20, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Two weeks ago, Noami Cohen and Uzi Madar had a traditional engagement party for Jews from Arab countries called a “hina.” They dressed in colorful costumes, danced and partied with 120 of their friends. They were looking forward to their wedding and were expecting 500 guests.

    But...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 20, 2012 | 11:30 am

    The award winning 2008 film, Hakol Mathil BaYam (It all Begins at Sea), tells the story of the Goldsteins, an Israeli Family coping with various life experiences friendship, love, sex and death. These experiences all involve a longing for expanding their family, along with the...

  • All about my IDF (part one)

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 17, 2012 | 10:30 am

    I've wanted to tell you about my military service for a while now, but I never knew exactly what I want to say. However, since foreign media take a very negative, false approach towards the IDF, and more and more false accusations pop up every day, I feel I can't wait any longer...

  • Israel in HD- the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 10, 2012 | 10:21 am

    After spending eight days in Israel, as a part of the Once in a Lifetime program of the Stand With Us Fellowship organization, ten influential Instagram users from all over the world returned to their homes, carrying memories of an unforgetable trip from north to south (including a...

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  • Interfaith marriage, Rabbi Rosove, and Mormonism

    By Mark Paredes

    October 1, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    While I was single, I often found myself wondering whether it would be better to remain a faithful Mormon bachelor all of my life or to marry a wonderful non-Mormon girl. I had a few opportunities to do so, and in moments of frustration I almost regretted not having pursued them...

  • Live and let live

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 27, 2012 | 10:27 am

    I have recently encountered several comments condemning and disrespecting some ways of religious beliefs. Some were aimed at me, some aimed at others. Surprisingly enough, in "some ways of religious beliefs" I don't mean other religions, I mean different ways of Judaism. It is...

  • Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 10:03 am

    [SAT SEPT 29]

    MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

    Smithsonian magazine hosts a free day at participating museums, including the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, The Grammy Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Autry National Center. Zimmer...

  • Riots, filmmaking and the wrong thing to say

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 24, 2012 | 10:10 am

    In the past week, Muslims from all over the world lost it because of a movie. Since I haven't seen it, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say it is, in fact, more offensive than any artistic protest ever made before. Does this justify violent behavior on such scale? Does...

  • Who will live, who will die?

    By Dennis Prager

    September 19, 2012 | 11:56 am

    You don’t have to be a Jewish scholar to note a glaring difference between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Jan. 1, the secular New Year.

    The former is solemn while the latter is boisterous. And one reason for Rosh Hashanah’s solemnity is the central question that it...

  • European Jewish Journal

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 13, 2012 | 11:32 am

    When the lights in the theater turned on, after a screening of Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love ended, I started visualizing my boyfriend and me wandering the streets of Rome, breathing romance. Just as if I was struck by magic, I couldn’t get Rome out of my head. About a month...

  • Secrets of Success on the 405 (Kosher Sutra: Nitzavim)

    By Marcus J Freed

    September 13, 2012 | 8:22 am

    What if life doesn’t seem to deliver all we'd hoped for? How do we get more of what we are lacking (money, clients, relationships)? Today’s Kosher Sutra reveals more…

    Moving from England to Los Angeles was a big culture shock and I still haven't become used to the driving style...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Sep. 15-21, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    September 12, 2012 | 10:01 am

    SAT SEPT 15

    “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story”
    The feature-length documentary explores the life of the 89-year-old, comic-book legend, co-creator of the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk. Directed by Terry Douglas, Nikki Frakes and William Lawrence...

  • Latin America’s Jewish communities grow, confront challenges

    September 10, 2012 | 11:46 am

    When the Sao Paulo Hebraica Sports Club and Community Center in Brazil opened the Aleph School earlier this month, it welcomed 450 students and had 120 more on the waiting list for next year.

    Hebraica, which is similar to an American Jewish community center, has reached 24,000...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 7, 2012 | 11:54 am

    This week I'll make an exception and recommend a song. In 2002, Ariel Horowitz, son of Israel's greatest songwriter and composer- Naomi Shemer, released a single from his second album. Horowitz was already quite famous at the time, and continued to maintain a respected musical...

  • This week in power: GOP convention, Tennen, Corrie, Edon’s got talent

    By Danny Groner

    August 30, 2012 | 4:39 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Convention convenes
    Mitt Romney will officially accept the Republican nomination on Thursday evening at the GOP convention in Tampa. For some, though, the spotlight is on the location as...

  • Israel in HD

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 29, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Stand With Us is an international, non- profit organization, founded in 2001. The organization is dedicated to informing the population of the world about Israel, and to help fight the hate and anti-Semitism by simply acknowledging. By creating various projects and helping those who...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 24, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    After dancing in my cousin’s Bat-Mitzvah until my feet began to sore, I decided that oriental and Middle Eastern music must be given its well-deserved respect.  It’s not really my cup of tea, but oriental music has the ability to make everybody get up and dance without caring. It is...

  • This week in power: Zion Square, skinnydipping Congressmen, Austria cartoon, Western Wall women

    By Danny Groner

    August 23, 2012 | 4:34 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Violence erupts
    Recently, a 17- year-old Palestinian boy was beaten unconscious by a group of Jewish teenagers, prompting denouncements from the Israeli government and outcries from...

  • An ode to television

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 22, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    Israel’s image worldwide may be not so great, but Television’s image is much worse. When we think of television we think of low culture, something that fits all people, even the less intelligent ones. In our minds, television appears to be the lowest common ground of mankind, unlike...

  • The Israeli Family

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 20, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    This is the truly inspiring story of a family putting every single bit of selfishness aside to help Israel: Chami and Oksana Zemach, from the small town, Kadesh-Barnea, Israel, decided that Israel’s lack of proper PR skills will not get in the way of helping the world understand the...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 17, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    As you all probably know, when you reach the age of 18 in Israel, you automatically (with exceptions) serve in the IDF for two years at least. There are many types of jobs you can do, and many ways to serve. It all depends of your personality and abilities. Most people either serve...

  • The rivalry that killed a friendship

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 16, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Today, I would like to tell you the story of a true friendship, which turned out to be impossible because of a rivalry. I know you’ve already heard of Romeo and Juliet, but I promise you this one is more modern and because of that, more disappointing. This story has officially worn...

  • This week in power: Paul Ryan, Hungary Jew, Temple Mount, Blurry glasses

    By Danny Groner

    August 16, 2012 | 4:27 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Ryan’s selection
    Like many American organizations, Jewish groups are figuring how how they feel about Mitt Romney’s VP choice, Congressman Paul Ryan. The National Jewish Democratic Jewish...

  • This week in power: Egypt, Romney and Israel, IOC, Lollapalooza

    By Danny Groner

    August 9, 2012 | 4:49 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Egypt attack
    New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has a problem on his hands after a “deadly cross-border assault in the Sinai” that resulted in Israeli forces killing eight of the gunmen...

  • Hot Spot Tel-Aviv

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 8, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Tel-Aviv was listed in Lonely Planets’ “Top Ten Hedonistic Cities Worldwide” list. On the surface, this is yet another nice achievement to add to our pat-on-the-back list. But if we dig a little deeper, we can find out there’s so much more into the appearance on this list. Israel is...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 15 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 6, 2012 | 11:01 am

    *The Israeli actress and model, Moran Atias, is expected to co-star in a new picture called Third Person, alongside Mila Kunis, James Franko and Liam Neeson. The new feature is created by Paul Haggis (Million Dollar, Baby), and its plot revolves around three love stories happening in...

  • Blessings & Tragic Loss

    By Ilana Angel

    August 2, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    I am a woman of faith and I have a close relationship with God.  I speak with God on a daily basis and some days I feel like I speak with him more than anyone else in my life.  I don’t ask him for anything, but I do pray for guidance and clarity.  I thank him for being a source of...

  • This week in power: Romney trip, Florida vote, Olympics moment, Raisman routine

    By Danny Groner

    August 2, 2012 | 4:08 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Romney in Israel
    “Though his remarks Monday morning later threatened to prove otherwise, it appeared that Mitt Romney got in and out of Israel with what he’d hoped for:  No gaffes, no...

  • Matchmaking Woes…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 31, 2012 | 8:03 pm

    I can’t remember exactly WHEN I started matchmaking, but it seems like I’ve been doing it forever…  In fact, I clearly remember trying to set people up back when I was in high school.  Most kids seemed open to it, however I was always asked the same question, even to this day: “Why? ...

  • Manicures, Guns & Living Life Out Loud

    By Ilana Angel

    July 31, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    I had an appointment to get my nails done yesterday.  I have been going to the same salon for years and my nail girl, Julie, is the best.  She makes my nails look beautiful and I won’t let anyone else do my manicures.  I really love her and she has become a friend of mine.  She is...

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