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  • Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

    2 hours ago

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

    The Community Security Trust, which advises Britain's estimated 260,000 Jews on...

  • Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

    3 hours ago

    The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

    A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and...

  • FCC chairman tells Time Warner to end Dodgers TV dispute

    4 hours ago

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told Time Warner Inc on Tuesday to end its dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators that has left most fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team unable to watch games on local television.

    In a strongly worded letter,...

  • $540K judgment for Chicago cop in anti-Semitic harassment case

    4 hours ago

    A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.

    On Monday, a federal jury found in favor of Detlef Sommerfield, a German-Jewish immigrant who had accused retired...

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  • Five Latin American nations pull envoys to Israel since Gaza conflict start

    4 hours ago

    El Salvador is the fifth Latin American nation to pull its ambassador from Israel since the launch of Israel’s operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    El Salvador’s order Wednesday protesting Israel’s actions in the conflict means it joins Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador in...

  • Shell strikes crowded Gaza market

    4 hours ago

    At least 17 people were killed when a mortar shell struck a crowded Gaza market.

    The shell struck a market in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Wednesday afternoon during a unilateral humanitarian pause in fighting called by Israel.

    The Israel Defense Forces had said in calling the pause that it would continue to operate in certain areas, including the Shejaiya neighborhood, according to reports.

  • Three IDF soldiers killed uncovering tunnel entrance in Gaza

    5 hours ago

    Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed while uncovering the entrance to a tunnel shaft in a home in Gaza.

    The house and the tunnel shaft were booby trapped with explosive devices that were detonated against the soldiers on Wednesday, the IDF said in a statement. Several...

  • The meaning of Tisha b'Av in trying times

    5 hours ago

    This is not the first time war has ravaged the small slip of land that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Jordan River to the east. Canaan, Eretz Yisrael, Judea, Syria Palaestina, Bilad al-Sham, British Mandate of Palestine, The State of Israel, whatever its name, it...

  • The Case Against A Kosher Casket

    David Zinner

    5 hours ago

    Kosher means fit or proper for ritual use, but unlike the biblical delineation of which foods are kosher, there are no biblical rules to give guidance regarding manufacture of kosher caskets. The Talmud contains dozens of occurrences of Hebrew words that are translated to English...

  • Marlon Brando and the Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    6 hours ago

    Marlon Brando the man was often more confounding and bizarre than any character he ever played. 

    Among his many and sometimes contradictory roles — actor, womanizer, political dabbler, sex symbol and star — he was also a reputed and sometimes disputed philo-Semite.

    “I would...

  • Steinberg’s funeral in Israel largest of any IDF soldier since Gaza conflict began

    By Simone Wilson

    6 hours ago

    In what has been reported as the largest turnout for an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) funeral since the beginning of Israel’s current war in Gaza, around 30,000 Israelis swarmed Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on July 23 to pay their respects to Los Angeles native Max Steinberg.

    ...
  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    6 hours ago

    Herb Schultz has been named chief executive officer and president of Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center. With this hiring, effective Aug. 18, he leaves his position as regional director of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    Herb Schultz. Photo...

  • Conflict in Israel heightens local security concerns

    By Ryan Torok

    7 hours ago

    Israel’s Gaza War has some Los Angeles Jewish institutions addressing security concerns. 

    At Adat Ari El, a Conservative congregation in Valley Village, Executive Director Michal Lesner said the institution is “boosting” security. This includes increasing the visibility of...

  • Wish you were here you are

    7 hours ago

    time isn’t the same for everyone there is

    science behind this when you fly into space

    you’re not experiencing time at the same rate

    as someone tethered to Earth & someone

    moving quickly experiences time at a slower rate

    even on Earth so as I run through Central Park

    at...

  • How many more cycles of war for Israel and Gaza?

    7 hours ago

    There is a constituency of Jews out there who find themselves reduced to silence when contemplating the current conflict in Israel and Gaza. It is not just the fear of stepping out of line from the organized community’s lock-step support for the government of Israel. It is that the...

  • Two Los Angeles rallies held criticizing Israeli response in Gaza

    By Ryan Torok

    8 hours ago

    Yossie Khen, an Israeli based in West Hills, served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) decades ago during the Israel-Egypt War of Attrition, but he doesn’t believe the current conflict in Gaza can be solved with military action.

    “A viable Palestinian state in Israel is the only...

  • Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem accuse Israel of genocide

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    8 hours ago

    What do Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz know about genocide? Well, apparently enough to know that Israel is committing one in Gaza against the Palestinians and Hamas.

    But seeing their public declaration to that effect, I wondered about their immersion in the subject.

    What, for...

  • “While God Weeps”

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    8 hours ago

    While God Weeps,

    The children of Abraham continue to slaughter one another,

    As it was before, so it is now, hatred and mistrust fogging our ability to see the humanity in one another.  Palestinians unable to see the humanity in Isaac, Israelis unable to see the humanity in...

  • Mid-East politics at Israel’s Jerusalem International Film Festival

    8 hours ago

    Speaking at the July 10 opening ceremony of this year’s Jerusalem International Film Festival, which was moved at the last minute from the outdoor Sultan’s Pool venue to protect guests from Hamas rockets, the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, a former high-tech entrepreneur in a...

  • “Hollywood Exiles in Europe” film series at the Hammer Museum

    By Tom Teicholz

    8 hours ago

    Stories of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1940s and ’50s are, by now, well known. Many books, articles and documentaries exist about the lives of actors, screenwriters and directors who the studios deemed unemployable because of their association — real or alleged — with the...

  • Blaming Israel won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    9 hours ago

    How much blame does Israel deserve for the tragic situation it finds itself in? If you listen to thinkers like celebrated author and peace activist David Grossman, quite a bit. 

    “Why, for these past few years,” Grossman asks in the New York Times, “has Israel avoided judicious...

  • UN says ‘enough is enough’ after another Gaza school attack

    9 hours ago

    After another deadly attack on a U.N. school in Gaza sheltering Palestinians from fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, the United Nations declared "enough is enough" on Wednesday and asked – when civilians are warned to leave, where do they go?

    With 1.8 million people...

  • Israeli artists, Orit Raff and Nir Evron, at LAXART

    By Tom Teicholz

    9 hours ago

    Art — both making it and enjoying it — seems a luxury in times of war. Yet the work of two Israeli artists, Orit Raff and Nir Evron, showing at the contemporary art space LAXART through Aug. 23, is not only a worthy distraction from the psychic weight of current events but also a...

  • “Young and Hungry” consultant, Gabi Moskowitz, tackles Kosher cooking

    9 hours ago

    Much of Gabi Moskowitz’s career path reflects the current plugged-in, hyper-technological times we live in. And yet her experience is also rooted in a particularly traditional Jewish-American experience. 

    The food blogger, cookbook author and executive consultant to “Young &...

  • The writers behind ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    9 hours ago

    Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are the married screenwriting team behind 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and now its hit sequel, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” So it’s only fitting that Silver was sipping tea from a mug inscribed with the words “chimpanzee lover” during a...

  • 10 truths about the Gaza conflict

    By Rob Eshman

    9 hours ago

    You’ve read everything, heard everyone, endured every flaming comment on Facebook, bobbed to every talking head on TV and lent an ear to every opinion from Hussein Ibish to Howard Stern. So, what have you learned?

    For me, it boils down to 10 truths:

    1. This is a fight about...

  • Radiation therapy that works for children

    9 hours ago

    An Israeli industrial engineer, who spent months in the hospital following a paragliding accident, saw the limitations of X-ray technology and vowed to make it better.

    After developing a real-time X-ray detector and an X-ray explosive identification system, he and his team of...

  • Dirty Harry is Iranian

    By Gina Nahai

    9 hours ago

    Yeah, I didn’t know it either. I only found out 10 years ago when a friend who lived in Iran came to L.A. for a visit. Just like I didn’t know, till I was in my mid-20s, that I’m not Iranian. 

    I found that out from a random caller to a Persian-language television program produced...

  • Torah Portion: Terror and the west

    10 hours ago

    And the Lord God said to the Serpent: Because you did this, cursed be you of all the cattle and all the beasts of the field. On your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life. Enmity will I set between you and the woman, between your seed and hers. He...

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