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  • Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on secret Iran-AMIA deal

    1 week ago

    Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

    The complaint prepared by Argentine prosecutor...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Bo with Rabbi Joel Zeff

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Joel Zeff, leader of the Knesset Israel Torah Center in Sacramento.  Rabbi Zeff holds a BA from UCLA in Hebrew Language, an MS in Jewish History from Yeshiva University, and received Rabbinic Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary...

  • 'Lisette’s List' walks readers through tumultuous, war-torn World War II Europe

    1 week ago

    In her captivating historical novel, “Lisette’s List” (Random House), Susan Vreeland, the New York Times bestselling author of “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” takes readers by the hand and guides them, with assured steps and astute historical knowledge, through the tumultuous, war-torn,...

  • Solving the enigma: Producing Alan Turing’s story, against all odds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    1 week ago

    Sitting in a Beverly Hills cafe the other day, the almost preternaturally youthful Ido Ostrowsky, 35, and Nora Grossman, 31, looked more like college students than the first-time producers who, against all odds, launched the acclaimed and multiple-Oscar-nominated World War II...

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  • Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

    1 week ago

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, state television reported early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, it said in a statement attributed to Salman.

    King Salman has called on the family's Allegiance Council to pay allegiance to Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. 

    ...
  • Turning ‘never again’ into action: the legacy of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    1 week ago

    70 years ago this week, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated. From the ashes of the murdered arose the words “Never Again” – spoken as shorthand for our collective responsibility to act in the face of genocide. However, on the world stage, the words “Never Again” soon...

  • Ohio man accused of plotting government attack pleads not guilty

    1 week ago

    An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in federal court on Thursday.

    Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, is being held without bail after prosecutors said he posed a threat to...

  • Pressure from powerful Houthis proves too much for Yemen’s Hadi, president resigns

    1 week ago

    Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, held virtual prisoner at his home by political adversaries this week, resigned on Thursday, his two-year-old attempt to steer the fragile country to stability exhausted by opposition from Houthi rebels.

    His term as head of state of the...

  • The future is now: Highlights from CES 2015

    By Tom Teicholz

    1 week ago

    The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in “Moby Dick”: Every time you hear about it, it’s getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it; and if you don’t pay close attention, it will upend everything...

  • Moving and shaking: Celebrating MLK Jr., Avraham Fried concert at the Saban Theatre and more

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    The Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) sanctuary was overflowing, every one of the 1,000 seats downstairs and in the balcony filled on Jan. 18 with congregants, friends and guests from Los Angeles churches and other community groups. They came to celebrate the life and legacy of the...

  • As L.A.’s Muslims condemn French attacks, a gap on what’s to blame

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Following the recent terror attacks in Paris by Islamic extremists that left 17 dead and 22 wounded at a satirical magazine and kosher market, the debate within the local Muslim community over what to blame and even how to label the ideology behind the attacks has only intensified....

  • Reclaiming Sephardic music, culture on road to Spanish citizenship

    1 week ago

    When Maya and Noa Dori were kids growing up in Israel, they used to spend Shabbat with their grandmother Lisa Romano. One night, as Maya tells it, they walked outside and “started to pinpoint the stars.” Their grandmother quickly swatted Noa’s hand, furious. 

    “She said, ‘It’s...

  • Upward Mobility Act to tax services, boost revenue by $10 billion

    1 week ago

    State Sen. Bob Hertzberg of the San Fernando Valley recently introduced Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), also known as the Upward Mobility Act. It is an attempt to move past standard single-issue, stopgap tax measures, and to jumpstart discussion of a complete overhaul of California’s tax...

  • Nisman mystery: Who killed AMIA prosecutor?

    1 week ago

    The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller.

    Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center in Buenos...

  • Locals remember victims of Paris terror attacks

    1 week ago

    Seventeen yahrzeit candles were displayed on the bimah at Sinai Temple on Jan. 14, where about 300 people gathered to pay homage to lives lost too soon. Each wick represented a victim of the recent attacks in Paris.

    “Living in Los Angeles, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re...

  • J Street, StandWithUs debate best way to support Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    Representatives of StandWithUs (SWU) and J Street — two Jewish organizations with very different takes on Israel — faced off Jan. 13 in a debate on why their respective group is a better friend to the Jewish state.

    The free event, at Temple Judea in Tarzana, featured attorney,...

  • Tobias Picker’s ‘Thérèse Raquin’ has local premiere at Long Beach Opera

    By Rick Schultz

    1 week ago

    What would opera do without tales of adultery, murder and revenge? 

    Just ask composer Tobias Picker, whose adaptation (with librettist Gene Scheer) of Emile Zola’s once-scandalous novel, “Thérèse Raquin,” is being given its local premiere at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro...

  • Anne Frank oratorio at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

    1 week ago

    The Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles — which is mostly Latino, Black and Asian — might seem an odd place to find a cultural experience with Jewish overtones. But this week, the public school’s students will be raising their voices in...

  • ‘Night Will Fall’ lifts a curtain on concentration camp atrocities

    By  Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    The first time I saw the horrific newsreels of the liberation of the concentration camps, showing mountains of skeletons piled up and skulls staring out of empty eye sockets, was in 1959.

    By a fluke, I had a bit part playing a court translator at a war-crimes trial in the...

  • John Boehner’s crude interference in the Israeli elections or: If you can’t win in Jerusalem, try Paris or Washington

    By Michael Berenbaum

    1 week ago

    The invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on the question of Iran is a crude interference in Israeli election politics. 

    The speech, scheduled for early March, and a fortnight before the...

  • U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by month’s end

    1 week ago

    The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • German PEGIDA leader resigns after Hitler pose prompts investigation

    1 week ago

    The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement PEGIDA resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler, and reports that he called refugees "scumbags," prompted prosecutors to investigate him for inciting hatred.

    Lutz Bachmann, a 41-year-old convicted...

  • Did Charlie Hebdo fail as satire?

    By Danielle Berrin

    1 week ago

    Of the many things I've read about satire in the weeks since the Charlie Hebdo massacre, this point, from Tim Parks writing in the New York Review of Books strikes me as the most thoughtful and most true:

    What does satire do? What should we expect of it? Recent events in Paris...

  • Obama, Kerry will not meet Netanyahu on U.S. visit

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama will not meet Israel's prime minister when he visits Washington in March, the White House said on Thursday, after being blindsided by the Republicans' invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S. Congress on Iran.

    Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman...

  • Israeli police arrest Palestinian with knife one day after bus stabbing

    1 week ago

    Israel Police arrested a Palestinian man wielding a knife in an Israeli city, one day after another Palestinian man who had crossed illegally into Israel stabbed passengers on a Tel Aviv bus.

    The 22-year-old man was arrested in the central Israeli city of Raanana Thursday. He...

  • Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel

    1 week ago

    A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas's armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

    The letter, posted on the website of Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV, suggests the Palestinian Hamas and Hezbollah...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez says prosecutor’s death was not suicide

    1 week ago

    The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday.

    Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85...

  • Argentina’s very Jewish Oscar nominee

    1 week ago

    If Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” (“Relatos Salvajes” in Spanish) wins an Academy Award on Feb. 22 – it was nominated last week for Best Foreign Film — it will be Argentina’s third Oscar and the first for a film directed by an Argentine Jew.

    The film, which combines humor,...

  • Bombing the death camps during World War II

    1 week ago

    Every decade, someone indignantly tells us that the United States and Britain should have bombed the rail lines at Auschwitz and other death camps during World War II. They imagine modern GPS-guided bombs that are accurate enough to enter a window. They think World War II bombs had...

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