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  • Haunted by History

    By Ilana Angel

    15 hours ago

    Yesterday I was with someone I care about very much and at a rather unfortunate moment, I had a bit of an emotional breakdown. It was horrible and I find myself rather shaken by it today. I look pretty when I cry, but this was not cute. I could feel the tears coming and before I...

  • Sunday Reads: British Labour’s antisemitism scandal, How Sykes-Picot still haunts the Middle East

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago


    James Jeffrey tries to explain why America actually can stop ISIS:

    Defeating ISIS-as-state is not dependent upon solving Syria as a social, historical, cultural, religious, and governance project, let alone doing the same with Iraq. ISIS feeds on the conflicts in both...

  • Walter Kohn, refugee and Nobel Laureate, dies at 93

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    Nobel Prize winner Walter Kohn, who fled Nazi-ruled Austria one month before the start of World War II, died April 19 at his home in Santa Barbara. He was 93.

    Kohn received the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he shared with British-born scientist John Pople. His research,...

  • Koreatown fire destroys 2 homes, damages another; no injuries reported

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    A fire in Koreatown, at 173. S. Ardmore Avenue, on Friday afternoon caused serious damage to two homes and damage to a third home.

    The cause of the fire was unknown as of press time.

    There were no reported injuries, according to Los Angeles Fire Department West Bureau Commander...

  • Recipe: Bengali lemon coconut fish

    3 days ago

    Gandhoraj Maach (Bengali lemon coconut fish)

    This delicate fish dish is traditionally made with the Bengali lime, called Gandhoraj. I have adapted this recipe using lemons and Kaffir lime leaves, offering a delicate and simple dish perfect for spring and summer.

    Prep time: 30...

  • An LGBT congregation connects to a Czech Holocaust Torah

    3 days ago

    The lesbians and gay men who founded Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, also known as BCC, in 1972—the first-ever LGBT synagogue—reflected the depth of its importance to themselves and their community by choosing a name meaning “House of New Life.”

    [RELATED: Czech...

  • Russian fighter did barrel roll over U.S. reconnaissance plane

    3 days ago

    A Russian jet fighter intercepted a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane on Friday in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon said, and CNN reported the Russian pilot did a barrel roll over the U.S. plane.

    The U.S. Air Force RC-135 plane was flying...

  • A California dream-come-true as Rams take QB Jared Goff

    3 days ago

    Quarterback Jared Goff was less than a year old when the National Football League Rams left Los Angeles in 1995.

    Now the California native and No. 1 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft will be a face of the franchise when it returns to Los Angeles, after 21 seasons in St. Louis.


  • Protesters target Trump speech to California Republicans

    3 days ago

    Protests erupted on Friday outside the venue where U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly.

    About 300 people gathered outside the convention in...

  • Julia Ioffe, meet the real Donald Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    3 days ago

    Back in February as the winds began to shift toward Donald Trump, they picked up  a distinct anti-Semitic odor.  It was more subtle then, like rotting jasmine in the night air, but if you inhaled deep enough, it really stank.

    I wrote a column, “Donald Trump Has a White...

  • Amid complicity debate, Polish clergy to attend 70th anniversary of post-Holocaust pogrom

    3 days ago

    Polish clergy and researchers will hold a seminar in Kielce about a historically significant pogrom in which locals killed Holocaust survivors in that city 70 years ago.

    Occurring amid an acrimonious debate in Poland on local complicity in the Holocaust and the attention it...

  • Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies

    3 days ago

    On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he’s ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he’s forced to fight for his life, using everything from a gun to a knife to a desk lamp, until he’s left with...

  • Hundreds attend 1st Jewish film festival in Casablanca

    3 days ago

    Nearly 500 people attended the first Jewish film festival of Casablanca, which was organized in the Moroccan city by a Sephardic Jewish woman from Atlanta.

    The three-day event, which ended Wednesday at the offices of Casablanca’s SOC club, featured three films about the...

  • Former Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial, says it was ‘nightmare’

    3 days ago

    A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany apologized in court to victims on Friday, telling them he regretted being part of a "criminal organization" that had killed so many people and caused such suffering.

    "I'm ashamed that I knowingly let injustice happen and...

  • Demonstrators arrested outside of Trump rally in California

    3 days ago

    Some 20 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in southern California, where the Republican presidential front-runner vowed to his supporters to get tough on illegal immigration if elected.

    Demonstrators smashed the window of a police squad...

  • #ShareHumanity: One Tweet Can Make a Difference

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    3 days ago

    As I walked into the lobby of the New York Headquarters of the United Nations Building on Monday, an overhead announcement said, "The Security Council is now in session." I felt a bit like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, thinking, "How did I get here? We are certainly not in Kansas...

  • From a Holocaust survivor, America gets the CEO of Viacom

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 days ago

    A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting 83-year-old Holocaust survivor Henri Dauman, a French-born Jew who was orphaned by the time he reached Bar Mitzvah age and by all accounts, should have disappeared from history.

    But like many survivors, Dauman knew only to keep...

  • Introducing My Son to Prince

    By Ilana Angel

    3 days ago

    I have loved Prince since I was 17 years old. Really, really, really, loved him. I thought he was talented, sweet, and the sexiest man I had ever seen. Attractive to be sure, but more than just good looking, I thought he was sexy before I was old enough to even understand what sexy...

  • Agent of Change: The California-Israel Global Innovation Partnership

    3 days ago

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Whittier Room


    Glenn Yago, Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute


    Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer,...

  • North Korea test-fires two missiles, both fail

    4 days ago

    North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but both failed, the U.S. military said, in a setback for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of next week's ruling party congress.

    The isolated nation has conducted a series of...

  • Sheldon Adelson-owned newspaper costs Israel in freedom-of-the-press ranking

    4 days ago

    A freedom-of-the-press watchdog cited the Sheldon Adelson-owned Israel Hayom daily in downgrading Israel’s status from “free” to “partly free.”

    “Israel declined due to the growing impact of Yisrael Hayom, whose owner-subsidized business model endangered the stability of other...

  • Iowa Senate passes anti-BDS bill

    4 days ago

    The Iowa state Senate voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel.

    The bill approved Wednesday by a vote of 38-9 prevents state funds from being invested in companies that boycott Israel.

    The bill was passed...

  • Dutch Noah’s Ark replica sailing to Brazil for Olympic Games

    4 days ago

    A Dutch Christian organization is planning to sail a “replica” of Noah’s Ark to reach Brazil during the Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Longer than an official soccer field, the vessel was built following the biblical measurements given in...

  • Iran asks U.N. chief to intervene with U.S. after court ruling

    4 days ago

    Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.

    Iran's Foreign Minister Javid Zarif...

  • Ex-mayor of London suspended from Labour for saying Hitler was Zionist

    4 days ago

    Britain’s Labour Party suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday for saying Adolf Hitler was a Zionist.

    A Labour spokesperson told The Guardian that the action was “for bringing the party into disrepute.” British anti-racism activists and Labour Party politicians...

  • Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover

    4 days ago

    “Why can’t we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play ‘The Wheel?’ Will Phil sing?”

    These four additional questions were asked at a Passover seder this week that’s quickly becoming a new Bay Area tradition.

    Fans of the legendary psychedelic band the...

  • Passover: The Fine Art of becoming a Jew

    By Diana Emuna

    4 days ago

    Passover is my favorite holiday.   Unlike Chanukkah, I don’t go through the motions.  It is wonderfully rebellious.  Pesach is mine.

    It wasn’t always that way.  I spent my first few Passovers trying to take on every stringency. I went through my dining room carpet with a...

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces heat for UN resolution wavering

    4 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A set of Palestinian initiatives aimed at advancing policy through anti-Israel measures at international organizations, or using international forums, appear to be in disarray following a series of setbacks.

    Late last week,...

  • Actress Lea Michele discovers her Greek-Jewish roots

    4 days ago

    “Glee” star Lea Michele took a deeper look at her Greek-Jewish roots on the TLC television series “Who Do You Think You Are?”

    The episode is scheduled to air on Sunday, and is the season finale of the series, The Forward reported.

    Michele, born Lea Michele Sarfati in the Bronx...

  • Amid ‘exodus’ from Brussels, my family sings a sad ‘ma nishtana’

    4 days ago

    I was feeling nervous about coming to Brussels for seder with my family.

    Making the 130-mile trip there from my home in Amsterdam meant taking my 5-month-old son on a train that last year saw an attempted jihadist attack, and into a city that is still reeling and on alert from...

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