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  • Rosh Hashana: Embracing our elders

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    We are spiritually ambitious at this time of year. We reflect, we repent, we make resolutions. We study our faults and mistakes of the past year and commit to being better people in the coming year. We ask for forgiveness and forgive in return. We listen to brilliant sermons that...

  • Yvonne Rainer celebrated as groundbreaking dancer and artist

    1 week ago

    My God! Can theater finally come down to the irreducible fact that one group of people is looking at another group?! — Yvonne Rainer, 1969

    A groundbreaking artist in the fields of dance, choreography and experimental film, Yvonne Rainer has had a career spanning more than 50...

  • White House intruder allegedly had 800 rounds of ammunition in car

    1 week ago

    A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday....

  • The Raging Jews of Comedy

    1 week ago

    Memo to the building maintenance staff at Beverly Hills High School: Pay the air conditioning bill. Please do this well in advance of filling the K.L. Peters Auditorium with a crowd, particularly when you plan to shoot footage of both performers and audience that may be used for an...

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  • West Hollywood, Israel join forces in HIV/AIDS task force

    1 week ago

    Israel’s Consul General in Los Angles David Siegel and West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico gripped the handles of a super-sized pair of scissors as they cut a ceremonial red ribbon Sept. 18, marking their joint partnership in an HIV/AIDS task force.

    The ceremony took place at...

  • The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment and self control

    1 week ago

    Have I got a treat for you!  Oooh, look — a big, fat, delicious marshmallow! Aren’t you dying to pop it in your mouth right this very minute? 

    But wait!  If you can just hold out for 15 minutes, I’ll give you another marshmallow. I’ll leave you in a room alone with the first...

  • The new documentary ‘Pump’ asks society to question its fuel choices

    1 week ago

    It’s already been 13 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and in that time we’ve come to understand the difficult geopolitical situation that our oil dependence has put us in.

    In order to keep our cars running, the United States needs to keep the leaders of oil-rich Middle...

  • Why I have vaccinated my daughters

    1 week ago

    I have two girls, ages three and eleven. My daughters have gotten every last vaccine I can possibly get for them. I have done the same for myself. 

    Why? Because quite simply, vaccines are one of the most amazing medical discoveries we humans have ever pulled off. Because I don't...

  • U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

    1 week ago

    The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of ISIS fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

    In a remarkable sign of shifting...

  • Elan Carr hesitant to support sending U.S. troops back to Iraq

    By Bill Boyarsky

    1 week ago

    I happened to interview Elan Carr, a Republican congressional candidate with substantial Middle East experience, on a day that may be remembered as noteworthy in the latest American attempt to defeat terrorism in that tormented region.

    Carr, currently a deputy Los Angeles County...

  • Brian Finkelstein’s one-man show: Suicide, untimely deaths, masochism and humor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    1 week ago

    In Brian Finkelstein’s one-man show, “First Day Off in a Long Time,” he describes the true story of how, at 19, he was miserable in his relationship with a “Smiths-listening, vampire Goth chick who was addicted to crystal meth. And as much as [she] was addicted to meth, I was...

  • Torah portion: Beauty and love

    1 week ago

    Over and above the din of desires there is a calling, a demanding, a waiting, an expectation. There is a question that follows me wherever I turn. What is expected of me? What is demanded of me?

    — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

    Our penultimate Torah portion is … a poem. Even...

  • Israeli teens’ suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF

    1 week ago

    The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them.

    Marwan Kawasme and Omar Abu Aysha were killed early Tuesday morning in Hebron, where Israeli troops had surrounded...

  • Survivor: Stella Esformes

    By Jane Ulman

    1 week ago

    It was 1944, and Stella Esformes — then Sterina Haleoua — was looking forward to watching the national Independence Day parade in Larissa, Greece. She had even purchased a new pair of beige and brown shoes for the occasion. But the day before the event, in the early morning of...

  • Calendar September 27 - October 3

    By Laura Donney

    1 week ago

    SAT | SEP 27

    “BRONIES! THE MUSICAL”

    Ever felt isolated by a passion? Maybe embarrassed, but also complete and whole? In this original musical about three guys who connect over their love for the “My Little Pony” franchise, there’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, and...

  • Letters to the editor: Khuzaa, Steven Sotloff, Azerbaijan and firing ranges

    1 week ago

    The Fog of Narrative

    With the article “Inside the Fog of War” (Sept. 12), the Jewish Journal joins many other media outlets in publicizing Palestinian suffering. It’s an easy story to write. The photos and witness accounts are plentiful and sympathetic. It’s truthful,...

  • Obituaries: Week of Sept 22nd

    1 week ago

    Erin Williams Hyman: Erin Williams Hyman, incomparable and beloved wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend, died on Sept. 18 in her home surrounded by her family. Erin lived and loved fully and will always be in our hearts. She is survived by her husband, Rabbi Micah Hyman; her...

  • The magic of the Jewish holiday season!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Israel is a Jewish and Democratic state. Most of the year, this definition is complicated and disrupting, but during a few weeks every year – it is beautifully simple and unifying all religious streams on the Judaism scale. It happens during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, when we...

  • 5774, the year of communal concerns

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Almost a year ago, not long after Rosh Hashanah, I wrote an article under the catchy headline: "Are We All Jewish, Or Are We Just a Bunch of People Bundled Together By a Poll?"

    It was an article about the just-released Pew study of American Jewry – this seems now like decades ago...

  • Climate change will be the number one issue in the 2034 midterm elections

    By Marty Kaplan

    1 week ago

    On the day after the Sept. 23 UN Climate Change Summit in New York, sunset will bring the High Holidays to Jews around the world.   

    On that night, I wonder whether the words of the Unetanneh Tokef, the troubling prayer at the heart of the Days of Awe, will resonate with news...

  • My 1930s education at the movies

    1 week ago

    I’d long wanted to see the two movies on the double bill at our neighborhood movie house, the Princess at 61st and Main streets in Los Angeles, that week in 1939. Brother Raul and friend Ernie wanted to see the films too, even though they had been made eight years earlier. Mother...

  • David Brooks’ Son Is In the Israeli Army: Does It Matter?

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    One of the more interesting nuggets buried in a long, Hebrew-language interview with New York Times columnist David Brooks in the recent Ha'aretz magazine is the revelation, toward the very end, that Brooks's oldest son serves in the Israel Defense Forces.

    "Brook's connection to...

  • Noteworthy books for the new year

    1 week ago

    In my 20s, I studied French culture and became enamored of what the French call “la rentrée littéraire.” Along with their returns to work, school and politics that follow the summer lull, the French immerse themselves in a wave of new books for the season. Here in the United...

  • An eye for synagogue photography: Louis Davidson

    1 week ago

    If you want to track down Louis Davidson, try the local synagogue. 

    Of course, “local” in this case could mean anywhere from Hong Kong to Morocco, from the Ukraine to Hawaii — in any city other than Los Angeles or Tulsa, Okla., between which the retired...

  • Climate on Rosh Hashanah - the greatest threat to Israel

    1 week ago

    As we approached Rosh Hashanah last week, we read the double Torah portion called Nitzavim-Vayelekh, which includes the verse, "Life and death I set before you, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, in order that you and your seed will live!" (Deut. 30:19) The next day, four...

  • Hollywood Costumes from the Golden Age to the present

    1 week ago

    Chances are, even if you haven’t seen the movies, you can picture the costumes.

    Harrison Ford’s fedora and leather jacket in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” John Belushi’s “college” sweatshirt in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Eddie Murphy’s fur coats and lavish gold jewelry in...

  • Jews and the birth of Film Noir

    1 week ago

    The 1942 classic “Casablanca” follows a complicated love story between two star-crossed lovers, played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. But it’s also about refugees fleeing their home country for safety. It’s an apt metaphor for the experience of Jews escaping Nazi Germany,...

  • Israel Supreme Court: Holot illegal, Africans jailed in desert must be freed within 90 days

    By Simone Wilson

    1 week ago

    The Supreme Court of Israel ruled this evening to close a desert prison called Holot, a facility that Israeli lawmakers created last December to indefinitely hold African asylum seekers who had "infiltrated" the border.

    According to the whopping 216-page decision on the...

  • Spotlight on Jewish characters in fall films

    1 week ago

    Few films with an expressly Jewish theme or Jewish characters are to be found this fall, but there will be some choice subjects onscreen.

    “Sleeping with the Fishes” follows the exploits of Alexis Fish (Gina Rodriguez), daughter of a Latina mother and a Jewish father. Alexis is at...

  • ISIS urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

    1 week ago

    ISIS urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

    ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani also taunted U.S. President Barack Obama and other Western "crusaders" in...

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