Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Not A Sin

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Yiddishkayt for Yiddle Ones

    By Leora Alhadeff

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Hey parents... Uneasy about plopping your toddlers on the sofa to watch a puffy purple dinosaur? Think they need more Jewish culture?

    The founders of "OyBaby" say it's never too early to start teaching your kids -- 6 months and up -- about Yiddishkayt.

    The "OyBaby" DVD/VHS and...

  • Chanukah Rights

    By Amy Klein

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I was one of the few children that did not receive Chanukah presents. My family gave gelt, the money that children traditionally receive on the holiday while gambling over the game of dreidel, the spinning top.

    My parents wanted to make the holiday as different from...

  • Have We Lost Respect for Each Other?

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    From my own experience and from the reports in The Jewish Journal, it is evident that it has become more and more difficult to plan for a dialogue between fellow Jews on the subject of Israel -- much easier to organize a discussion between Christian and Jewish leadership or even...

  • Israelis Debate Peace Proposals

    By Dina Kraft

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The regulars who take their morning coffee at the sun-bleached Good Day Cafe aptly have nicknamed the spot "Moshe's Parliament."

    Sitting on red plastic chairs and leaning over flowered tablecloths over the weekend, retirees dissected and debated the various new Middle East peace...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • A Glazed Miracle Happened Here

    By Judy Zeidler

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    During the festival of Chanukah, Jews around the world will prepare the traditional foods that represent their individual cultural backgrounds. Families with Eastern European ties will serve fried potato latkes. In Germany, jelly doughnuts called Berliner pfannkuchen are prepared....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Bah humbuggers may avoid the holiday cheer this evening by checking out (or should we say, checking into) "Hotel Room." Directors Cesc Gay and Daniel Gimelberg explore a day in the dingy life of one cheap New York hotel room. On one hot Fourth of July day, its guests...

  • Q & A With Simha Lainer

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "If you have a piece of fruit," said Simha Lainer, "throw away the skin and eat only the good part inside." Such a wise and optimistic statement could fit right in with the list of "zayde-isms" that Lainer's granddaughter, Lisa, is compiling for the family in honor of his upcoming...

  • Awaken Your Inner J.K. Rowling

    By Beverly Gray

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Scratch away at any Jew and you'll find a storyteller. The people of the book dream of spinning out personal memories and Old Country stories to a rapt circle of children. That's why the first-ever Jewish Children's Literature Conference, held in the fall at Sinai Temple through the...

  • For The Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Adventures of Jacob

    Did you know Jacob was an adventurer and a scientist? He figured out that if speckled sheep mate only with other speckled sheep, then their babies will all be speckled. That's how he became a rich man. He told his father-in-law, Laban, that he wanted "only"...

  • Holy Gifts for a Good Cause

    By E. B. Solomont

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Koch was trying to decide between two pairs of shoes when he happened to notice that one pair was made in Israel. That sealed the deal for him.

    Koch figured that others would choose to buy Israeli products if given an opportunity. So the self-described "serial...

  • The Circuit

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Touch of Kotton

    The apparel industry is not just about sartorial splendor. On Nov. 22, the aptly named Issy Kotton, and the less-aptly named Fred Lionetti both received the Apparel Industry Humanitarian of the Year Award at a black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton.

    Kotton is a...

  • A Whole Lotta Latkes Going On

    By Andrea Gappell

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah has always been celebrated with gusto in my family. Even back in the day, when my brother and I fought over who would light the candles on each of the eight nights, food always took center stage. We nibbled on homemade dreidel cookies with sugar sprinkles, devoured bags of...

  • Alleged Israeli Mob Member Faces Trial

    By Michael Belling

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    An alleged Israeli mobster is facing charges in South Africa that include murder, kidnapping, robbery and intimidation.

    The trial of Lior Saat next March will proceed following a ruling last week by Johannesburg's High Court that it has the jurisdiction to try him. It is considered...

  • Drive Opens to Free 11 Jews Held in Iran

    By Tom Tugend

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Babak Tehrani was 17 years old in June 1994 when he hugged his parents and two younger brothers, left his home in Tehran and, guided by a well-paid smuggler, tried to slip across the rugged mountains from Iran into Pakistan.

    He was joined by his friend, 20-year-old Shaheen Nikkhoo,...

  • Skip the Socks, Think Sushi Candles

    By Leora Alhadeff

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What do you get the person who has everything? There is always someone on your list that gives you a hard time, the person who would appreciate something more creative and less generic. The chocolate gift baskets are too businessy and the gift certificate is too impersonal. So what...

  • Community Briefs

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wiesenthal Delegation Asks Pope to Condemn Terror

    In a 40-minute private audience Monday, Dec. 1 with Pope John Paul II, a Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation appealed to the pontiff to condemn suicide bombings and international terrorism as "crimes against God and crimes...

  • And the Shul Goes Wild!

    By Tom Tugend

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Six Jewish sportsmen from the United States, Britain and Canada have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Stone, tennis champion Harold Solomon, Olympic track and field coach Mel Rosen and Hank Kaplan, boxing historian and...

  • A Question of Perspective

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    We are all familiar with Jacob, the refugee who returns to his homeland to the dreaded encounter with his vengeful brother Esau. I believe most of us read the story through Jacob's eyes, but is it the only way? What if it were possible to unearth these biblical heroes' diaries? What...

  • Two Views, One Abyss

    By Rob Eshman

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    There were three acts to the small luncheon held last Sunday in a private dining room at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The first act was the only pleasant one.

    Ten Los Angeles Jews gathered at the invitation of philanthropists and activists Stanley Sheinbaum and Alan Gleitsman...

  • Muslims Fumble on Team Names

    By David Finnigan

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Intifada." "Mujahadeen." "Soldiers of Allah."

    These names of teams in the all-Muslim flag football tournament in Irvine have upset Southern California Jewish leaders, but engendered varying reaction from local Muslim leaders.

    "You pick something shocking as a young football player,"...

  • Ethiopian Aliyah Dilemma

    By John Fishel

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Recently on a Friday night in mid-November, I sat in the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion campus in Jerusalem, along with almost 100 other Angelenos, to welcome the Shabbat. As the walls of the Old City stood illuminated outside a sweeping glass window, I thought of...

  • Lovin’ the

    By David Finnigan

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For playwright Miriam Hoffman, Yiddish is hardly a dying language. "It just doesn't want to die," said Hoffman, who will teach Yiddish at the Dec. 14-20 intensive language/culture immersion courses at UCLA and the University of Judaism.

    "Yiddish was always a problem since its...

  • Where It’s Hip to Be Yiddish

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Hip-Hop music might be cool, funky and ghetto, but DJ Socalled thinks that an infusion of an Yiddish could make it even better.

    "Hip-hop is all based on breaks, and the Yiddish theater records have amazing breaks in them, and they are original breaks," said Montreal-based Socalled,...

  • Wanted: Homes for Jewish Foster Children

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was two years ago that Yocheved Rosenthal of Hancock Park heard that a family of young Orthodox children had been placed in a non-Jewish, Spanish-speaking foster home.

    The children, who had been placed with the family because the situation in their own home was abusive, were...

  • Geneva Initiative Is Merely a Dream

    By Micah D. Halpern

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Geneva initiative is a dream. It's unrealistic; it's hoopla. I suppose people need diversions in their lives.

    That it was a private Israeli citizen and members of the opposition party who drafted the initiative is fine in my book. That's not a crime in Israel. There is no Logan...

  • Olmert Withdrawal Plan Stirs Up Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a single passionate interview recently, Ehud Olmert, Israel's deputy prime minister, managed to do what most politicians only dream about -- recast a nation's political and diplomatic agenda.

    Although Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been talking vaguely about "unilateral steps,"...

  • Jewish Mom for the Straight Guy

    By Andrew Wallenstein

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When my father informed me he had scheduled a business trip to Los Angeles and was taking my mother with him about a month after I moved out here, his timing seemed less than coincidental. Both of my parents had been anxiously phoning me on a daily basis since I left New York. The...

  • Meyers Writes Her Own Happy Ending

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A decade ago, filmmaker Nancy Meyers became intrigued by a Hollywood friend who exclusively dated younger women.

    "They were always between 25 and 30," said Meyers, 54, who directed the Mel Gibson hit, "What Women Want." "Over the years, he went from his 40s to his 60s, but the women...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Bush Suspends Embassy Move

    President Bush again suspended moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Invoking a waiver that cites national security reasons, Bush again resisted complying with the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which mandated that the U.S. Embassy be moved...

  • Geneva Pact Generates Ray of Optimism

    By Larry Derfner

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Some thoughts, optimistic ones, on the effects already felt from the Geneva agreement:

    1) The view from the Israeli street is that the agreement is another trick, another Palestinian trick to fool Israel into believing that they really want peace, and then, when our guard is down,...

    Page 1430     of 1713 pages       ‹ First  < 1428 1429 1430 1431 1432 >  Last ›
ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE