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  • My 50 best friends are Holocaust survivors

    12 minutes ago

    “How did you learn to make brushes? Who taught you?” I’m talking to Boris Abel on the phone, trying to fill in some small details requested by my editor of his Holocaust experiences. Boris tells me once again that when the Russians occupied Lithuania in 1940, they nationalized his...

  • Spiritual But Not Religious- A Sexless Marriage!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    28 minutes ago

    Organized religion often impedes the path to spirituality.  For many, religion blocks faith. 

    I often hear “I am spiritual but not religious!”  Spirituality without good religion is a sexless marriage.

    The SBNR wants to experience the mystical while protesting three imposing...

  • U.S. journalist Simon Ostrovsky released in east Ukraine, Vice says

    7 hours ago

    American-Israeli journalist Simon Ostrovsky has been released by pro-Russian separatists from Ukraine.

    “Vice News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health. We would like to thank everyone for their...

  • Report: Starbucks to buy 10% stake in SodaStream

    7 hours ago

    Starbucks is in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the Israeli home soda machine company SodaStream.

    Shares of SodaStream jumped more than 10 percent following the report Wednesday in the Israeli business daily Globes, which said an announcement of the purchase is expected...

  • New Israeli cooking app takes off

    7 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When Cindy Flash wanted to make eggs benedict a few days ago, she turned to a new cooking app developed in Israel, called Look & Cook.

    “It’s a great idea – you set up your tablet in the kitchen and you can see all the...

  • Jews for Jesus video shows Jesus being sent to Nazi gas chambers

    8 hours ago

    A Jews for Jesus video showing Jesus in the selection line at a Nazi concentration camp has spurred criticism “as a cynical abuse of the Holocaust.”

    The video, titled “That Jew Died For You,” was posted earlier this month on YouTube by the messianic organization and has garnered...

  • Suspected Kansas City JCC shooter receives month-long delay from court

    8 hours ago

    The suspect in the shootings of three people at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City appeared in court and asked for a month-long delay in the proceedings.

    Frazier Glenn Miller, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Cross, appeared before Johnson County District...

  • Israel formally suspends talks with Palestinians

    9 hours ago

    Israel formally suspended peace talks with the Palestinian Authority over the P.A.’s national unity accord signed with the Hamas authority in the Gaza Strip.

    “The Cabinet today unanimously decided that Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, a...

  • Separatists confirm hostage-taking of American-Israeli journalist Simon Ostrovsky

    9 hours ago

    Pro-Russian separatists from Ukraine confirmed that they are holding American-Israeli journalist Simon Ostrovsky hostage.

    Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the separatist head of the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk, told reporters on Wednesday evening that Ostrovsky had been detained...

  • Report: Starbucks to buy 10% stake in SodaStream

    9 hours ago

    Starbucks is in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the Israeli home soda machine company SodaStream.

    Shares of SodaStream jumped more than 10 percent following the report Wednesday in the Israeli business daily Globes, which said an announcement of the purchase is expected...

  • Killing it in Mexico

    By David Suissa

    10 hours ago

    I confess that I’ve felt a little guilty luxuriating in a Mexican resort during this Passover holiday instead of finding ways to connect with the long and painful journey of my ancestors. But I did spend the first part of the holiday in freezing Montreal, so maybe that compensates...

  • A German saves a Jew

    By Danielle Berrin

    1 day ago

    It was 3 p.m. on a November weekday when Frank Hebroni found out who had saved him. He recalls the moment in perfect, vivid detail, a strobe of intense light after so much darkness:   

    “It was nine hours ahead — midnight for him,” Hebroni, 26, said of his bone marrow donor, who...

  • Giving meaning to Holocaust remembrance

    1 day ago

    Much ink has been spilled since the release of the Pew Research Center survey on Jewish identity in the United States. Many have addressed a number of the findings of the survey, with varying degrees of concern. But as we approach Yom Hashoah, I would like to address one issue that...

  • The boy who ran, the man who lived

    By Tom Tugend

    1 day ago

    Every survivor of the Holocaust has a distinct story, and among the most remarkable is the one told in the movie “Run Boy Run.”

    It’s the tale of an 8-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and survives on his own for three years in Nazi-occupied Poland; the story could easily...

  • Hidden in plain sight

    1 day ago

    Harry Davids was about 6 years old when his parents called him into the bedroom of their home in South Africa to deliver a message he will never forget.

    “They say, ‘Are you aware we’re not your real parents? We’re your uncle and aunt. Your parents were killed in a big war.’ ”

  • Warsaw marks ghetto uprising

    1 day ago

    Warsaw residents, including representatives of the Jewish community, marked the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

    The April 19 ceremony featured prayers and the laying of wreaths at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in the Polish capital. The approximately 200...

  • Arab rioting spurs third Passover closing of Temple Mount

    1 day ago

    The Temple Mount was closed to visitors for a third day during the Passover holiday after Israeli police were attacked by Arab worshippers throwing rocks.

    The April 20 closure came as Christian worshippers and visitors marking Easter filled the Old City of Jerusalem.

    Some 16...

  • Elie Wiesel talks passing the torch

    By Jared Sichel

    1 day ago

    As the author and renowned Holocaust speaker Elie Wiesel concluded an April 11 roundtable at Chapman University, Justine Volkman, a senior at the school, shed a few tears. Asked why, she didn’t mention any of Wiesel’s dozens of inspiring works or the fact that his health today is a...

  • Two comedy kings celebrate another

    By Tom Tugend

    1 day ago

    The curtain-raiser for the 2014 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is an explosion of humor that will bring tears to the eyes of old-timers and introduce younger folks to the progenitors of today’s star comedians.

    Two of the greatest Jewish comic performers and writers of the...

  • Rewriting German history: When politics trumps memory

    By Steven Windmueller

    1 day ago

    Over the past several weeks, my cousins and I have been fighting a losing battle with the municipality of Steinfurt, a small German community in Westphalia. The town was the home of our parents and grandparents. The family estate, Villa Heimann, had existed as a physical symbol of...

  • Bury my ashes at Auschwitz

    1 day ago

    When you’re a reporter heading for a war zone, as I was when I flew to Afghanistan several years ago, you prepare for the possibility that you won’t return. The lawyer who helped me revise my will said I should also include my wishes for the disposal of my remains. 

    I’d thought...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg is not optimistic that Iran will abandon its nuclear program. 

    During an April 1 community event with Rabbi David Wolpe titled “Are the United States and Israel on a Collision Course Over Iran?” the national correspondent at The Atlantic and...

  • Fresh, local blooms sprout from the Web

    1 day ago

    For Gregg Weisstein and David Daneshgar, sending flower arrangements to girlfriends and mothers had long been a disappointing experience. 

    “Sometimes the flowers came wilted. Sometimes they didn’t come at all,” Daneshgar said recently. 

    Weisstein commiserated: “You have a...

  • Bet Tzedek head to resign

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    Bet Tzedek President and CEO Sandor Samuels has tendered his resignation, effective as soon as a successor is identified. In an April 14 press release provided to the Journal by the public interest law firm, Samuels said it is time for him to move on to the next stage in his life. ...

  • Sinai Temple’s Friday Night Live to undergo change

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    Rabbi David Wolpe and Craig Taubman announced on April 11 that they will no longer be leading Sinai Temple’s highly popular and influential Friday Night Live services after June 13.

    “I’m old, and he’s tired … the time has come for younger and spryer folk,” Wolpe said at the most...

  • Frank Schiller

    By Jane Ulman

    1 day ago

    In October 1941, Frank Schiller, his parents, brother and grandmother were ordered to report to Prague’s Exhibition Hall. There, Frank’s parents spent their days filling out documents while Frank and his brother wandered around. At night, they slept on straw mattresses. To Frank,...

  • L.A. Jewish Film Fest: From grave to whimsical all in one week

    1 day ago

    This year’s Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, running May 1-8, features more than a dozen feature films and a number of shorts, all touching on major topics in Jewish contemporary life; many focus on self-preservation and conflict, but there’s also lighter fare mixed into the...

  • ‘And they weren’t even Jewish’: Thoughts on the Kansas JCC shooting

    1 day ago

    Federal law enforcement got it right when they announced they would prosecute Frazier Glenn Miller under the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). Miller, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the April 13 shootings at a Jewish...

  • Composer makes new music to honor mentors, friends

    By Rick Schultz

    1 day ago

    As a baby boomer, composer Russell Steinberg has lived long enough to see admired mentors and friends pass away. Instead of falling into a deep funk, however, Steinberg decided the best way to honor those who inspired him was to take his composing career, begun when he was 10 years...

  • Israeli strike injures bystanders after missing Islamic Jihad operative

    1 day ago

    An Israeli airstrike missed its target — an Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip — and injured bystanders.

    The operative was riding a motorcycle with a passenger on Wednesday who reportedly was about to launch a rocket attack on Israel. The Palestinian Maan news agency put...

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