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  • 50 LA Rabbis Call to Congress: “A Responsibility to do Better”

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    18 hours ago

    Fifty of the most prominent Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Independent rabbis in Los Angeles have signed this letter to congress and the senate. Please read their letter and share it with your friends. They are unified on this issue:  "we strongly support and heed the Jewish...

  • Actor Jason Segel opens up about childhood as Jewish outsider

    22 hours ago

    Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of  “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.

    Segel sat down for the Monday podcast ahead of the release of film “The...

  • More than 100 headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

    22 hours ago

    A historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalized, with 124 of its headstones knocked over.

    The caretaker of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery discovered the toppled tombstones Thursday morning, NBC Philadelphia reported.

    Johnny Gibson, who has worked at...

  • Canada purchases Iron Dome technology

    22 hours ago

    Canada’s defense forces are purchasing Israeli Iron Dome technology.

    The Canadian defense ministry on Wednesday announced the purchase of 10 radar systems for $187 million from Rheinmetall, a German contractor, working with ELTA, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries,...

  • White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

    23 hours ago

    Got questions about the Iran nuclear deal? Too bad, if you were an AIPAC activist at a briefing this week with top Obama administration officials.

    At the briefing Wednesday, Howard Kohr, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee director, stopped his activists from asking...

  • After years of trying, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

    23 hours ago

    Mark Zuckerberg is getting ready to update the family section of his Facebook page.

    In a revealing post on his personal account Friday, the Facebook founder announced that after three miscarriages, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child.


  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    1 day ago

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • West Bank settlements hit by fires in suspected Palestinian revenge attacks

    1 day ago

    Dozens of residents of a West Bank settlement were evacuated from their homes after inhaling smoke from a brush fire suspected of being set by Palestinians.

    Thirty residents of Beit Hagai, a settlement in the Hebron Hills, were treated for smoke inhalation Friday, the Jerusalem...

  • Judge upholds sentence of mikvah-peeping rabbi, Barry Freundel

    1 day ago

    A judge upheld the six-and-a-half-year prison sentence of Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi who secretly videotaped dozens of women undressing in the mikvah.

    The ruling Friday came in response to Freundel’s appeal of the sentence levied in May after he pleaded guilty to...

  • Jewish terror draws Netanyahu’s focus homeward

    1 day ago

    Ahead of what may be the toughest diplomatic battle of his career, a final bid to kill the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suddenly found himself facing down a terrorist threat – apparently from Jews.

    The flow of Iran messaging from the Prime...

  • Assailant in Jerusalem LGBT parade stabbing deemed fit for trial

    1 day ago

    The Charedi Orthodox man charged with stabbing six participants in the Jerusalem Pride Parade has been deemed psychologically fit to stand trial.

    [Community reactions to the attack]

    Yishai Schlissel, who is in police custody, was found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric...

  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    1 day ago

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • Accepting the deal and protecting Israel

    1 day ago

    Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. Many groups are devoting significant time and resources to opposing the  agreement and attempting to prevent its approval by Congress out of a ...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Va’etchanan with Rabbi Gary Pokras

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Gary Pokras, Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, NY. After being ordained at the Hebrew Union College Campus in New York, Rabbi Pokras served as associate rabbi at Temple Beth Zion from 1999 to 2002.  He then left to assume the pulpit at Temple...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade attack

    2 days ago

    Members of the Jewish community respond to an attack on the Jerusalam Gay Pride parade on July 30.

    Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky / B’nai David-Judea Congregation

    The prophets of old were unpopular people. Their job, their calling, was to say the things that nobody wanted to hear. Isaiah...


    2 days ago

    “The tongue is more deadly than the pen and the sword”

    So far in the series we’ve heard from a Palestinian activist and an orthodox Jew, but there’s more to this thin strip of land than Jews and Arabs. In episode 3 Mike travels to the desert town of Dimona where a group of...

  • Cancer, Scars & Feeling Sexy

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    I had surgery this week to remove a smidge of cancer. I say smidge because I think the word mass is offensive. It was not a mass, simply a smidge, and it was not Cancer with a capital C, simply cancer. Cancer is a horrible beast but I have decided to not give her any power. A silly...

  • Israel wary as U.S. paroles ex-spy Pollard

    2 days ago

    Israel offered a cautious welcome on Wednesday to the planned U.S. release of former spy Jonathan Pollard, wary that too warm a celebration might hurt efforts to persuade the Obama administration to let him leave for Israel immediately.

    Under parole terms announced on Tuesday,...

  • Russia modernizing S-300 missile system for Iran: RIA, citing Putin aide

    2 days ago

    Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

    "It has partially been updated, separate elements are still being updated," said Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential adviser on...

  • Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

    2 days ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that the deal on Iran's nuclear program would improve security in the Middle East and guaranteed that Tehran would not acquire nuclear arms.

    Israel plans to lobby the U.S. Congress not to...

  • Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

    2 days ago

    Six marchers were stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade — allegedly by the man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.

    One victim in Thursday’s stabbings was in critical condition and two were in serious condition.

    [Jewish community reacts to the attack]


  • It’s a Wonderful Wheelchair Life

    By Mindy Leaf

    2 days ago

    Americans are known for changing jobs, homes, even states of residence and careers with almost careless aplomb. As they get older, studies show they are more than likely to change their religion or political party affiliation. Still, only a major accident, illness or brush with...

  • Ordeal not yet over for Jonathan Pollard

    2 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Johnathan Pollard, the civilian American naval intelligence analyst who in 1987 was sentenced to life in prison for passing classified material to Israel, will be released from jail on Nov. 20, after having served 30 years: the...

  • Jonathan Pollard: A timeline

    2 days ago

    Pollard is hired as a naval intelligence analyst.

    Pollard meets an Israeli intelligence officer and soon begins to sell him information.

    After attempting to gain asylum through the Israeli embassy in
    Washington, D.C., Pollard is arrested.

    Pollard pleads guilty to spying and is sentenced to life in prison.

    Israel admits Pollard acted as an agent on its behalf.

    A federal panel grants Pollard parole.

  • Israelis say Pollard release won’t change stance on Iran

    2 days ago

    When the United States frees convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in November — a development announced July 28 — many in Israel will celebrate the moment for which they have fought and hoped. What Pollard’s release won’t do, officials and analysts say, is make most Israelis feel any...

  • Federation’s letter against Iran deal brings community’s divide to the surface

    By Jared Sichel

    2 days ago

    A recent community-wide email from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles opposing the Iranian nuclear deal has been met with strong — and opposing — reactions.

    “I was outraged by it,” said Rabbi John Rosove, senior rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood and a supporter of the...

  • Good summer reads for kids

    2 days ago

    Whether the kids are off to camp, a vacation or just staying at home, summer is a time to find a few good books — and not  just those assigned for book reports as school approaches. It’s not too late to get started. Here is a suggested list of summer reads for kids 

    1. “Death by...

  • Pro-Israel, anti-deal crowd rallies at Federal Building

    2 days ago

    Reality TV celebrity Reza Farahan stood on a platform, sporting aviator glasses and an impressive mustache as he addressed a crowd of nearly 1,000 people on July 26 during a frenzied “Stop Iran” rally at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles. 

    “I posted that I would be here on...

  • Disabled Access in Israel: Still Needs Work

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    2 days ago

    We are nearing the end of a ten-day stay in Israel with our son, Danny, who uses a large stroller/walker to get around, and although physical access has greatly improved since our last trip with him in 2009, it is still very difficult to get around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with...

  • The Cultural Jew exchange, part 2: Why should secular Jews care about Halakhah?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor at DePaul University College of Law. An internationally renowned scholar and lecturer, Kwall has published books and articles on a wide variety of topics including Jewish law and culture, property law, and intellectual...

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