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  • Moving and Shaking: Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, David Myers and Richard Sandler

    By Ryan Torok

    10 hours ago

    A red carpet ceremony and a screening of “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” kicked off the 10th annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) on April 30 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. 

    The opening gala, which drew approximately 700 people, was just the beginning of a week...

  • Israeli think tank ponders bilateral relations

    10 hours ago

    After President Barack Obama’s March 19 statement that he was going to “reassess” policy options following the pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bar Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) began...

  • My dad was in the Army

    10 hours ago

    My dad was like no other. 

    He was an accomplished CPA. That in itself might not seem so unusual, but how many accountants do you know who are also adept at wilderness survival? He could identify all of the animal tracks and scat. He knew the differences between poison ivy and...

  • Heroes to Heroes helps U.S. soldiers heal their psychic wounds

    11 hours ago

    With his two kids out of the house, retired Army Sgt. Harrison Manyoma planned to commit suicide on Aug. 10, 2012. But a Jewish mother from New Jersey derailed his plans. 

    Judy Schaffer started Heroes to Heroes after meeting wounded war veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center...

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  • A German Jew who served the U.S. at Utah Beach

    11 hours ago

    “Col. James Van Fleet took me aside and said, ‘Bodlander, since you speak both French and German, I want you on my boat when we go ashore. And, incidentally, I will be the first person to step onto land; you’ll be the second,’ ” Walter Bodlander said in a recent interview.

    ...
  • URJ and NFTY sued over sand fly bites on Israel youth trip

    By Jared Sichel

    11 hours ago

    Parents of four Jewish high school students in Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit on May 4 alleging that the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and its youth movement, the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), did not adequately warn and protect their children from infected...

  • 10 tips for summer outdoor entertaining

    By Jonathan Fong

    11 hours ago

    This Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer party season. And although Southern California enjoys warm weather year-round, the longer days can make summer parties even more enjoyable. But if the thought of planning a gathering stresses you out, here are some tips to help you...

  • Moving and Shaking: Celebrate Israel Festival

    11 hours ago

    Finished projects in the festival’s arts and crafts area. Photo by Siara Groch

    Israeli Scouts parade with American and Israeli flags during the May 17 Celebrate Israel Festival, organized by the Israeli-American Council. Photo courtesy of IAC

    Miri Shepher, chair of the...

  • Arms open wide to embrace everything Israel

    11 hours ago

    The smell of schnitzel was in the air. The sounds of Israeli music and Hebrew were, too. But love … that remained firmly earthbound at the Celebrate Israel Festival, held May 17 at Rancho Park.

    That’s where a giant, 12-foot-tall replica of the Ahava (“love” in Hebrew) sculpture...

  • Navigating grief’s wilderness: Parashat Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    11 hours ago

    “You must make yourself like a wilderness in order to receive the Torah” (Bamidbar Rabbah 19:26).

    This week’s parsha, Bamidbar, begins the Book of the Wilderness, more commonly known as the Book of Numbers. We return to the narrative of the journey from Egypt to the Promised...

  • Car accident puts inventor on his life’s path

    By Ayala Or-el

    12 hours ago

    Josh (Yehoshua) Shachar’s resume is impressive: more than 160 patents on innovations he has helped develop, founder of more than 10 high-tech companies and author of countless research papers. A typical day for him could mean working on multimillion-dollar aircraft and missiles for...

  • Talmudic temptation

    12 hours ago

    From a glass-enclosed cabinet in her Westchester home office, historical novelist Maggie Anton removed a small clay pot. Indicating the Hebrew characters inscribed on the pot in the same Aramaic text as in the Talmud, she noted the rough outline of a demonic form inside the...

  • A message to centrist American Jews: Time to speak out

    13 hours ago

    We’ve just celebrated Israel’s 67th Independence Day —– a remarkable achievement that makes us proud. But more and more American Jews worry that the sharpening divisions in our community are hampering our efforts to help Israel achieve long-term security and peace.

    And...

  • The trauma of privilege

    13 hours ago

    I have been in the center of the swirl of awareness about the unintended consequences of affluence and privilege on our children. I meet these youngsters and their families when crisis penetrates the denial system and they arrive at Beit T’Shuvah, the recovery community I founded...

  • Calendar May 23–29

    By Laura Donney

    13 hours ago

    SAT | MAY 23

    NEIL DIAMOND

    Sweet Caroline, we’re in for a treat! An inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honoree at the Kennedy Center and a Grammy winner, Neil Diamond has been warming our hearts for decades. You know you love “Song...

  • Letters to the Editor: Israeli-Americans, Hussein Aboubakr Mansour and Pamela Geller

    13 hours ago

    How Jewish Are They?

    There is one question not addressed in the article (“The Israeli-Americans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where They’re Headed, Why They Matter, May 15): How Jewish are they? I didn’t read anything (perhaps I read too fast) about celebrating Jewish holidays,...

  • Obituaries: Week of May 22–28

    13 hours ago

    David Allan Ball died April 29 at 74. Survived by wife Marlene; daughters Donna (William) Martensen, Denise Razavi; stepson Kevin (Maria) Berensohn; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Joseph (Cathy). Mount Sinai

    Bernice Bergman died May 4 at 93. Survived by son Sandy...

  • The Holocaust film that is upending the genre – and other Jewish notes from Cannes

    14 hours ago

    Given the long and storied history of the Holocaust film genre, it’s unusual for a new movie on the subject to be lauded as innovative.

    But the new film “Son of Saul,” the first by Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, is being called just that. It’s also become the most widely talked...

  • The authenticity of anonymity, the absurdity of fame

    14 hours ago

    It starts with that moon. That haunting, mystical full moon that rises over erev Passover, the brightest of the year. The same moon that accompanied our ancestors as they committed the most courageous, terrifying, faithful act of our history. This was their light. It is our light.

    ...
  • From a Romanian village to Jewish Los Angeles

    By Avishay Artsy

    14 hours ago

    The journey to Judaism was a long one for Kinga Dobos. She grew up in a poor village in Romania and struggled to fit in as a teenager in Hungary. She worked for years as an au pair in Great Britain and the United States, and it was the Jewish families that took her into their homes...

  • She followed her heart to her true faith

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    14 hours ago

    I’m sitting in a plush rocking chair underneath a large painting of Jesus in my grandma’s living room. My grandma is across from me, smiling, her hands linked. Danny Lobell, my fiancé, is next to me.

    “So, what’s your background?” she asks Danny.

    “I’m Scottish and Jewish,” he...

  • Swiss court orders Israel to pay Iran $1.1 billion

    15 hours ago

    A Swiss court has ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion to Iran over a shah-era oil debt.

    The debt harkens back to a 1968 agreement in which the government-controlled National Iranian Oil Company shipped oil through Israeli ports and sold crude oil to Israel. Under the agreement,...

  • Blintzes and beyond for Shavuot

    By Judy Zeidler

    15 hours ago

    The holiday of Shavuot marks the receiving of the Ten Commandments by Moses, but it’s also a kind of Jewish Thanksgiving, when farm bounty and grains — “first fruits” — were brought to the temple. These often included wheat, barley, grapes, figs and dates.

    In modern times,...

  • Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

    15 hours ago

    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one. He also expressed concern over America’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying they are “going in a bad direction,” and...

  • Obama: Disagreeing with Israel is necessary to defend it

    15 hours ago

    Open disagreement with Israel on some of its policies is a necessary component of the U.S. defense of Israel in the international community, President Barack Obama said.

    Obama, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg posted Thursday on The Atlantic’s website, singled out Israeli...

  • On Shavuot, reopening the book

    15 hours ago

    On Shavuot, which this year falls on May 23, we celebrate the day that we received the Torah on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Think about that. Every year, we celebrate receiving the exact same book, or, more precisely, re-receiving the exact same Torah. But if I possess...

  • Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work

    16 hours ago

    A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work.

    The aqueduct, which was excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, was found in the Umm Tuba neighborhood, near Har Homa. It begins near...

  • UC President Janet Napolitano wants UC to regard some anti-Israel views as anti-Semitic

    By Jared Sichel

    16 hours ago

    On the final day of a meeting in San Francisco among the University of California’s Board of Regents, UC President Janet Napolitano said in a radio interview with 90.9 WBUR in Boston that her “personal view” is that the UC should adopt the State Department’s definition of...

  • In California and Washington, a push to define and redefine anti-Semitism

    By Jared Sichel

    16 hours ago

    In recent months new reports and allegations of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity on University of California campuses appear to have died down — at least by comparison to the flurry of coverage from early 2014 to early this year.

    But that doesn’t mean American activists on...

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