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  • Koreatown’s Roy Choi can teach Jews to celebrate diversity

    By Rob Eshman

    17 minutes ago

    I was sitting in Commissary, Roy Choi’s new restaurant on the pool deck of the Line Hotel in Koreatown, thinking about the secret of Choi’s success. 

    It was my fourth time in the restaurant in the hotel Choi helped resurrect out of the dry bones of an abandoned Radisson.   

    ...
  • “The Golem of Hollywood”: A grisly L.A. mystery

    27 minutes ago

    They have a way of scaring you, of chasing sleep away, these psychological thrillers that send your heart thumping. Imagine, then, what you are in for when two masters of the genre decide to collaborate. The result is “The Golem of Hollywood,” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) by bestselling...

  • Flavors of Israel from Atalya’s Kitchen

    37 minutes ago

    Is there such a thing as Israeli cuisine? Of course there is! Israeli cuisine is an extraordinarily rich mixture of foods from Jewish communities all over the world. 

    When I look at the cultures that have influenced me, I realize their foods have similarities to Israeli cuisine....

  • Can moderation join abstinence as an addiction therapy?

    By Jared Sichel

    46 minutes ago

    In 2001, as 25-year-old Adi Jaffe lay on the pavement in the intersection of Beverly Drive and Olympic Boulevard following a devastating motorcycle crash, his broken tibia and fibula were not his biggest problem. Rather, that would be the amount of cocaine he was carrying (and...

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  • Netanyahu to Obama: Iran must not get nuclear arms

    59 minutes ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the "threshhold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

    ...
  • Hugo Ballin: The Jewish muralist of Los Angeles

    1 hour ago

    If you’ve ever attended services in the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple, chances are you’ve been awestruck by the elaborate mural that wraps around the Magnin Sanctuary. Beginning with Genesis and ending in 1929, when the mural was commissioned, it tells the epic story of the...

  • Miri Chais’ multimedia installation “Re:Mind” is first U.S. solo show

    By Tom Teicholz

    1 hour ago

    “Re:Mind,” a multimedia installation at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art, is the first solo show in the United States for Miri Chais, an Israeli-born artist who now lives in Los Angeles. For the show, Chais created and installed a room full of paintings and sculptures, as well as objects...

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    1 hour ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

  • When Jews are bigoted against Conservative Christians

    By Dennis Prager

    1 hour ago

    Over the last 20 years, I have probably spent as much time with Evangelical Christians as with fellow Jews — in private settings, speaking at churches, on listener cruises, in my home and in their homes.

    I have come to admire and in many cases love these people. 

    Unfortunately,...

  • Coming to terms with ‘need’ this Yom Kippur

    By Gina Nahai

    2 hours ago

    It’s not that I’m greedy and want too much, there’s just a whole lot out there that I need, for myself and my family and even for the dog, Gus, that my kids brought home last year because they needed a dog, so they rescued him from the animal shelter in Van Nuys, for $650, and when...

  • Calendar: October 4-10

    By Laura Donney

    2 hours ago

    SAT | OCT 4

    “BETTER”

    Who says Los Angeles isn’t a theater town? When Annie returns to her Midwest childhood home to escape her less-than-blissful married life and visit her dying father, drama unfolds. With family and old friends around, secrets are revealed, wine is consumed,...

  • Letters to the editor: Young Americans in Israel, embracing our elders and shmita

    2 hours ago

    Young Yisra’el?

    I recently read Rob Eshman’s article about the younger generation and their views of Israel in light of the summer’s violent events (“Young Americans and Israel,” Sept. 5). I applaud the Journal’s courage in presenting the fact that there is a range of views...

  • Obituaries: October 1st 2014

    2 hours ago

    Cary Gordon Brooks died Aug. 31 at 71. Survived by wife Rena; son James (Amber); daughters Kelly (Oscar), Alicia, Suzie (Peter); 4 grandchildren; brother Roger; 2 nieces. Groman Eden

    Grace R. Brothers died Aug. 30 at 88. Survived by daughter Carolyn; brother Clarence Ablow. Mount...

  • Ghosts in the classroom: A Yom Kippur message

    2 hours ago

    There are ghosts in our classrooms.  Listen closely, and you can hear the generational echoes reverberating. 

    The grandfather of a second grader struggling with math was a renowned professor at MIT. The child who dances at the Kotel on his eighth grade class trip remembers his...

  • The Braiding of the Challah [Video+Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    2 hours ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qyFnD_jib4

    To get my recipe for wine soaked raisin challah, click here.  (Warning: This challah gets devoured!)

     

     

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  • Soul Play

    Rabbi Avivah W. Erlick, BCC

    6 hours ago

    --- Parashat Yom Kippur: Leviticus 16:1-34, Numbers 29:7-11

     For many of us, death is “the unthinkable.” Yom Kippur is supposed to help us with this problem. It asks us once a year to spend a day without food, water and other elements of life, and to dress in one of the garments...

  • The Heschel Exchange, Part 1: A great Jewish thinker and a victim of his own eloquence

    By Shmuel Rosner

    7 hours ago

    Rabbi Shai Held is Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. Before that, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakha at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of...

  • Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara say Jews were behind 9/11 attacks

    By Jared Sichel

    20 hours ago

    Raising the alarm amongst Jewish leaders in Southern California, some students arriving this past weekend at UC Santa Barbara for the beginning of a new school year were greeted with fliers claiming that Israel was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    “911 was an outside job,”...

  • BREAKING: CDC confirms first ebola case diagnosed in United States

    21 hours ago

    U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis. No additional details were immediately available.

    Texas Health...

  • P.A. peace negotiator Erekat compares Netanyahu to ISIS leader

    22 hours ago

    Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in peace talks with Israel, compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of ISIS.

    Erekat’s comparison in an interview with the French news agency AFP came a day after Netanyahu in his speech to the U.N....

  • What did King David drink? Israeli wine researchers aim to revive ancient libations

    23 hours ago

    The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Drori’s palm looks like it’s full of black pebbles.

    Closing the box quickly, he explains that it cannot be open for long. The pebble-like pieces, which were uncovered in an archaeological dig near Jerusalem’s Old City, are in fact remains of a...

  • Jewish families move into eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

    1 day ago

    Rioting erupted as several Jewish families moved into apartments in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.

    The Jews moved in late Monday night amid protests by Arab rioters who threw rocks and fireworks and attempted to enter one of the homes, according to reports....

  • Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

    1 day ago

    Belgium’s far-right Vlaams Belang party said it will submit a bill proposing a blanket ban on ritual slaughter.

    The Vlaams Belang made the statement Monday in reaction to a Cabinet minister’s announcement on forbidding the slaughter of animals in temporary slaughterhouses as of...

  • Lancet editor visiting Israel following outcry over anti-Israel letter

    1 day ago

    The editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, which ran an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, is visiting Israel.

    On Tuesday, Dr. Richard Horton visited the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where he was scheduled to meet with senior researchers and...

  • Israeli cargo ship blocked in Oakland Port docks in L.A.

    1 day ago

    An Israeli-owned cargo ship prevented by pro-Palestinian demonstrators from unloading in the Oakland Port will try to unload in Los Angeles.

    The Zim Shanghai docked in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to tracking by the website marinetraffic.com. It was still carrying...

  • U.S. resumes sending Hellfire missiles to Israel

    1 day ago

    The United States has resumed delivery of Hellfire missiles to Israel.

    “The first shipment has been delivered to Israel and the second shipment will be delivered early in October,” Cmdr. Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told JTA on Monday.

    The interruption of delivery of...

  • Belarus falls (literally) all over native son Eliezer Ben Yehuda

    1 day ago

    The sun was already at a zenith when a bus full Jewish tourists rolled into the small Belarusian town of Glubokoe.

    The drab building style and visible poverty of this ex-Soviet town failed to excite the passengers – journalists and VIP participants of the Belarus conference...

  • Why we encourage body talk at Camp Be’chol Lashon

    1 day ago

    Earlier this year, the Jewish overnight camp Eden Village garnered a great deal of attention for its “no body talk” policy, which camp leaders described as providing a “break from mentioning physical appearance, including clothing.”

    The policy, which aims to lessen the stress...

  • Watch what happens when these non-Jews try Jewish food

    1 day ago

    Every year, Jews gather to celebrate the High Holidays: They blow the shofar, they fast, they ask for repentance, and of course, they eat. And every year, there’s someone new at the dinner table, tepidly prodding his or her gefilte fish, and assuring the cook with an unconvincing...

  • The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

    1 day ago

    Last year Volkswagen donated more than a million dollars to an international youth center at Auschwitz.

    In 2011 it donated $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League.

    And in 2009 it was reported that the Beetle — that iconic VW creation — was actually designed by a Jew.

    But the...

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