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  • Temple Mount memorial mourns slain 13-year-old Israeli girl

    July 12, 2016 | 10:04 am

    At least 50 people ascended the Temple Mount for a memorial with the family of slain West Bank teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel.

    It was the largest group of Jews permitted to visit the Temple Mount in the past year, according to Haaretz.

    About 200 supporters gathered afterward at the...

  • Elie Wiesel memorial statue proposed by Congress members

    July 12, 2016 | 9:34 am

    Several U.S. congressmen introduced resolutions to honor the life and work of Elie Wiesel, including a proposal to create a memorial statue to be placed in the U.S. Capitol building.

    Three members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council — Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.; Patrick...

  • Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount

    July 11, 2016 | 9:01 am

    The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requested permission to have a memorial ceremony on the Temple Mount.

    Rina Ariel in a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to bring 250 people to the...

  • Theo Bikel: A memorial

    June 17, 2016 | 2:29 pm

    How did I meet Theodore Bikel? Me, a country rabbi? Well, Theo met and befriended many country rabbis and he was sort of a country rabbi himself.

    The real story, however, is that one Rosh Hashanah, years ago, about midway through the service at UCLA Hillel, a man with a big...

  • Unveiling a Monument, Building a Memory

    January 28, 2016 | 6:52 am

    Although I am a rabbi now, I did not grow up in a family that practiced. My first experiences with unveilings were ones I did myself, following what I had learned in rabbinical school and from Rabbis Manuals.

    Now, I am a hospice chaplain, and a few weeks ago, I accompanied a...

  • Rabin: A hero’s life’s work

    October 29, 2015 | 10:40 am

    If a hero's life's work is subsequently rendered largely irrelevant, is he or she still a hero?

    20 long years since the murder of Yitzhak Rabin, Israelis have accepted the thesis of their leadership that peace is a far-flung, undesirable goal.  Though the state of Israel, the...

  • Remembering, honoring IDF’s lone soldier Steinberg, comrades

    By Ryan Torok

    August 19, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    “I just want to say, Max was my best soldier, and I loved him so much, and to be with you is like closure for me. It’s something you can’t explain in words.”

    But Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 1st Lt. Ohad Roisblatt did his best. He told an audience of about 90 people at Beth Jacob...

  • Memorial held for teen killed in gay pride parade stabbing

    August 3, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem for a memorial to Shira Banki, the teen who died from injuries suffered in a knife attack at the city’s gay pride parade.

    Friends and supporters of Banki and the LGBTQ community held the tribute on Sunday night in Zion Square. Banki, 16, a high...

  • Locals remember victims of Paris terror attacks

    By Tess Cutler

    January 22, 2015 | 12:34 pm

    Seventeen yahrzeit candles were displayed on the bimah at Sinai Temple on Jan. 14, where about 300 people gathered to pay homage to lives lost too soon. Each wick represented a victim of the recent attacks in Paris.

    “Living in Los Angeles, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re...

  • Steven Sotloff memorial at Young Israel of Beverly Hills

    September 11, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    None of us can imagine what life was like for Steven Sotloff, all  alone in the den of terror, held captive by ‘inhuman’ beings isolated from his family and friends. How we wonder, did he maintain his sanity during those terribly lonely days and nights? Who can imagine his...

  • Obituaries Oct. 4 - 25, 2012

    December 5, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    Linda Axelrod died Oct. 23 at 72. Survived by daughter Lori (Deo); sons Glenn, Guy; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Bernard Barsky died Oct. 18 at 87. Survived by wife Marion; daughter Hadas Laureano; son Jeffrey; 2 grandchildren; niece Sheri Schrage. Mount Sinai

    Helen Bolsky died...

  • What happened to Rabin’s memorial day?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 29, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Yesterday, we mention the 17th annual Memorial Day for the murder of the Israeli Prime Minister, Izhak Rabin. Rabin was murdered by an Israeli, Jewish assassin, during an assembly for peace on November 4th, 1995. Moments after the end of the assembly, right after joining the...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 14-20, 2012

    September 12, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Phillip Binen died Aug. 7 at 83. Survived by sons Jack, Perry; stepson Lawrence Bizzell. Hillside

    Joseph Borden died Aug. 11 at 93. Survived by wife Florine; daughters Deborah Goldstein, Marla (Jeffrey) Michaels; sons Scott, Jack (Debbie); 5 grandchildren. Hillside


  • Rogge expected to get heat at Munich 11 Jewish memorial service

    August 3, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Jewish speakers are expected to criticize International Olympics Committee president when he attends a memorial ceremony for Israeli coaches and athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    Monday’s service, which is a Jewish community event, has created a “dilemma” for...

  • Arrests made in Israeli Holocaust memorial vandalism

    June 26, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Israeli police said on Tuesday they had arrested three ultra-Orthodox Jews on suspicion of having spray-painted anti-Zionist slogans at the national Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial two weeks ago.

    The men, aged 18, 26 and 27, belong to an ultra-Orthodox group opposed to Israel’s...

  • Life and Death

    By David Suissa

    June 20, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    For a man who runs a mortuary and memorial park that arranges about 1,500 funerals a year, Len Lawrence spends a lot of his time thinking about the living. In particular, he thinks about those who have suddenly lost a loved one and are caught completely unprepared for the many...

  • Belarus Holocaust memorial vandalized

    June 4, 2012 | 11:17 am

    A Holocaust memorial in eastern Belarus was vandalized.

    Brown paint was poured over about 60 percent of the marker, on the site of the Jewish ghetto in the Belarusian city of Mahileu, according to Radio Free Europe.

    It is not known who damaged the memorial.

    Jews have lived in Mahileu since the 16th century, Radio Free Europe reported.

  • Arthur Stern, scientist, humanitarian, peace activist, dies at 87

    May 30, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished members on May 24. Arthur Stern, award-winning engineer, visionary leader, and beloved family member and friend, died at 87. In his professional life, Arthur was responsible for a stunning range of...

  • Florence Zeldin, Rebbetzin of Stephen S. Wise Temple dies at 92

    May 30, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Florence Zeldin, teacher, writer and wife of Stephen S. Wise Temple’s founding rabbi, Isaiah Zeldin, died May 20 at 92.

    Zelden, born to immigrant parents on Aug. 13, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from New York University. She met her husband at Camp Achvah, where she was the...

  • Budapest Holocaust memorial defaced

    May 25, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A Holocaust Memorial on the banks of the Danube in Budapest was defaced just days after unknown vandals hung pigs’ feet on a statue of Raoul Wallenberg.

    Hungarian media on Friday published a photo of the monument with spray-painted stars of David and the phrases “This is not...

  • Remember and thank

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 24, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Being the most painful day for the Israeli nation, the Israeli Memorial day marks for me, more than anything, solidarity and togetherness.

    In its 64 years of existence, Israel has been through more than ten wars and operations, and endless terror events. To this day, 22993 Israelis...

  • A yearly reminder of the reason we are here

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 20, 2012 | 11:49 am

    The story of Israel is often being described here with the sentence: From Holocaust to revival (free translation from Hebrew).

    In the 1940’s, the Jews, who were scattered all over the world, faced destruction by an evil monster with a twisted mind and great charisma. Being...

  • Memorial to Ethiopians to be built on Mount Herzl

    November 30, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    A memorial to Ethiopian Jews who died en route to Israel will be established on Mount Herzl.

    Israel’s Cabinet on Nov. 27 approved the memorial, which will list the names of the approximately 4,000 members of the Ethiopian community who died while traveling on foot to Israel.

  • Canadian gov’t funding Jewish veterans memorial

    November 8, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    Canada’s government said it will help fund a memorial honoring Jewish war veterans.

    A grant of up to $28,700 will go toward the construction of the monument on the central Sherman campus of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in Toronto, the country’s minister of veterans affairs...

  • Opinion: 9/11, 10 years later

    By Rob Eshman

    September 7, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    When I was in New York last week, I prowled Ground Zero. I couldn’t actually touch it — the entire site is now a massive construction zone, a concatenation of Shanghais, encircled in chain link, surrounded by uniformed officers of the New York City Police Department.

    I crossed...

  • Memorial to be built for Israeli New Zealand quake victims

    April 12, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A memorial will be built in memory of the three Israelis killed in the recent earthquake in New Zealand.

    Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said Monday in Christchurch that Israel would pay for the memorial to backpackers Gabi Ingel, Ofer Levi and Ofer Mizrachi, who were among the more...

  • L.A. Mourns the Fogels

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 18, 2011 | 11:16 am

    On Thursday, Mar. 17, about 300 people gathered at Bnai David-Judea on Pico for a service to remember the Fogels, the five members of a single family brutally killed in the West Bank settlement of Itamar just six days earlier.

    A place to mourn, a chance to feel supported and...

  • Debbie Friedman: Memorial donations

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    To all of Debbie’s beloved fans who have inquired about making donations in her memory:

    A number of years ago, Debbie established the Renewal of Spirit Foundation with the goal of manifesting her life’s work and all that she stood for. Now, donations to the Renewal of Spirit...

  • Munich bids on Olympics as memorial fight continues

    January 12, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Munich, Germany has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, as widows of victims of the 1972 games massacre fight for an opening ceremonies memorial.

    Munich’s 2018 Winter Olympics bid committee on Tuesday handed over its bid book to officials from the...

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