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  • Calendar: July 31 - August 6

    By Amanda Epstein

    3 days ago

    FRI | JULY 31

    BEVERLY HILLS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

    Get ready for amazing performances by world-renowned soloists and budding new artists as Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills opens its doors for the 12th season of this colorful art experience. Artistic director and festival...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 31, 2015

    3 days ago

    Irving Arouh died June 29 at 89. Survived by wife Doris; son Marc; daughter Leslee (Tim) Ahsing; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Albert Berg died June 26 at 92. Survived by sons Ronald, Alan (Marie); daughter Susan (Robin) Richardson; 8 grandchildren. Hillside

    Rabbi Ben Zion Bergman...

  • Letters to the editor: The Iran poll, the Iran deal and Israel in the Special Olympics

    3 days ago

    Poll Challenge

    We reviewed the L.A. Jewish Journal poll and determined that its conclusion that most American Jews support the Iran nuclear deal is not valid. The question asked was, “As you may know, an agreement was reached in which the United States and other countries would...

  • We support the Iran Deal

    3 days ago

    For more than a decade, we’ve been told that an Iran with nuclear weapons would pose not only a grave threat to Israel, but an imminent threat to Israel’s existence. For this reason, for more than a decade we’ve been pressing U.S. presidents and Congress to take action to address...

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  • Never Stay Indifferent, Never Stop Caring

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    I remember the first anti-Semitic remark I received. It was a comment to one of my posts here, and it said "What a shame Hitler didn't finish what he started." That night, I couldn't sleep. I was concerned and bothered, but most of all- I was horrified. Later, as I became more...

  • Brit v’Chesed

    3 days ago

         “Kindness is the overflowing of one’s self into the lives of others” (anonymous)

    Chesed: mercy, compassion, kindness, grace, steadfastness, faithfulness.

    Chesed encompasses all these components, and more. It denotes a love stemming from loyalty and commitment. In the Old...

  • Kurdish fighters seen as primary target of Turkey’s Erdogan

    3 days ago

    Following a devastating Islamic State (ISIS) linked attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border, the Erdogan government has launched a campaign primarily targeting the Kurdish fighters who are ISIS’s most effective opponents, essentially terminating the peace process with...

  • Right, Left and Center Condemn the Iran Deal

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    With more and more voices from the right, left and center decrying the deal with Iran, it is not surprising that a majority of American's in recent CNN poll are against the deal. The more you read the agreement, and study the issues, the more you cannot help but realize that this...

  • Real Housewives of New York Week 16 & 17 Double Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    3 days ago

    Typos are generously sponsored by Percocet.

    I didn’t get a chance to recap episode 16 last week because life got in the way and I simply ran out of time. I am now left having to blog 2 weeks at once on a day when I cannot drink because I had surgery yesterday. Dear Lord it is...

  • Sander Levin statement on the Iran nuclear agreement

    3 days ago

    Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement regarding his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon:

    “Consideration of the Iran nuclear agreement...

  • How not to celebrate the release of Jonathan Pollard

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    1. The decision to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, announced this week, is a timely decision. For a number of years, it became clear that the insistence on keeping him in prison was, to put it mildly, suspicious. Pollard was sent to prison for all the right reasons; he was...

  • American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

    3 days ago

    Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage.

    Tragically, people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican...

  • Iran deal: See dealer for details

    By David Suissa

    3 days ago

    The more I get into the Iran nuclear deal, the more it feels like the television show “Mad Men” — you know, those slick advertising geniuses who seduce you with promises but downplay the fine print.

    It’s like one of those radio commercials for hot new car deals, where the...

  • Real Housewives of Orange County Week 8 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    3 days ago

    Typos are generously sponsored by Vicodin.

    I have officially hit a wall with these women. They are annoying, offensive, ridiculous, and unworthy of our time. Honestly, the women of the OC need to be put out to pasture. There is nothing interesting happening. Nothing. They are so...

  • Iran Deal: A few comments on leadership and historical comparisons

    3 days ago

    Michael Berenbaum’s July 22, 2015 “Geneva is Not Munich, and President Obama is not Neville Chamberlain,” is written with characteristic knowledge and insight.  His concerns about polarization in the Jewish community are worth heeding, as is his reminder that we have to work...

  • Nina Simone, misunderstood no more

    4 days ago

    Jeff Lieberman was en route to a South Carolina screening of his first feature, “Re-emerging: The Jews of Nigeria,” when he realized how close he’d be to the tiny Blue Ridge Mountain town of Tryon, North Carolina. The New York-based filmmaker couldn’t pass up a side trip to the...

  • Hebron police destroys 3 tons of marijuana

    By JNi.media

    4 days ago

    Hebron police officials on Monday morning set fire to about 3 tons of marijuana valued at $50 million, seized in an operation over the past few months, Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday.

    Hebron governor Kamal Ahmed praised the efforts of his police force, and called for...

  • Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

    4 days ago

    Jonathan Pollard, who has been imprisoned for 30 years for spying for Israel, has been granted parole following a unanimous vote by a federal parole panel.

    The release date was set for November, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing Pollard’s attorneys. The...

  • Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

    4 days ago

    Samuel Pisar, a Holocaust survivor who went to become a lawyer and writer, as well as an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, has died.

    Pisar, 86, died Monday in New York, it was announced Tuesday.

    A native of Poland, Pisar spent time in several Nazi camps, including Majdanek,...

  • Bar Refaeli’s wedding set for September

    4 days ago

    Time is running out for all of those who dream of dating Bar Refaeli – because the Israeli supermodel is officially getting married in September.

    EOnline reports that Refaeli, 30, and her fiancé, Israeli businessman Adi Ezra, 40, are set to tie the knot around the second week of...

  • Shepherds’ Beer taps Palestinian market

    4 days ago

    Brewed by brothers for friends” is the slogan of Shepherds Beer, the new hand-crafted local brew that was introduced to the Palestinian market recently. A family business based in Birzeit in the West Bank, the brand-new business is overseen by 27-year old Alaa Sayej, oldest of...

  • Canadian couple plotted to kill Jewish children at synagogue

    4 days ago

    A Canadian couple convicted of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature wanted to infiltrate a synagogue and kill “small Jews” to save the children from going to hell, according to court documents.

    Police notes presented in British Columbia’s Supreme Court in Vancouver...

  • Cyprus and Israel agree to strengthen ties on energy, security

    4 days ago

    Israel and Cyprus agreed on Tuesday to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including the use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot...

  • Kerry warns U.S. Congress that scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

    4 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

    "There are conclusions that have been drawn that don't in fact...

  • Californians with disabilities want to work

    4 days ago

    It’s the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, historic landmark legislation meant to ensure the civil rights of people who have disabilities. Since the ADA was passed, architecture and infrastructure have improved, yet attitudes and opportunities have not. Today...

  • Forced removal of 200 Israeli settlers shakes Netanyahu gov’t

    4 days ago

    Some 200 young adult demonstrators were removed from two illegal apartment buildings slated for demolition in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Some 50 demonstrators were arrested, and the rest were dispersed using riot control measures early Tuesday morning in Beit El, which is...

  • Huckabee’s gas chamber reference to Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

    4 days ago

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran.

    Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said on...

  • American Jewish students feel connected to Israel, are harassed for it

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    With some reports there is no better way to begin than presenting the main headlines:

    Jewish students in North America have a problem. They have a problem that has to do with Israel. Many of them feel that they live in a hostile environment, because of their perceived connection...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

    4 days ago

    An Arab Knesset member claimed that Jews have no religious ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    On Monday, Masud Ganaim of the Joint Arab List told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period,” the Religion News Service reported.

    The remarks came a...

  • Israel’s special forces operate outside of the box

    4 days ago

    While enjoying an evening meal overlooking a view of the Mediterranean Sea from his beach front home in August 2008, Syrian Brigadier General Mahmoud Suleiman was killed when two shots fired by a sniper struck him in the head and the throat. Media speculation at the time of the...

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