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  • Iran may have built extension at disputed site, U.N. nuclear watchdog says

    5 days ago

    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Tehran's past nuclear activity.

    A resolution of the International Atomic...

  • Cooking 101: A practical lesson for college students

    By Judy Zeidler

    5 days ago

    Spending a lovely summer back home in the Los Angeles area, Morgan Lieberman was doing what she enjoys most: using her camera to shoot photos. From time to time during those warm days, she found her way into my kitchen — and my heart — shooting photos of food for the Journal and...

  • White supremacist surprised his victims were not Jewish

    5 days ago

    Prosecutors in Kansas rested their case on Thursday in the murder trial of a white supremacist after playing a recorded call in which he expressed surprise the three people fatally shot outside two Jewish centers last year were not Jewish.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    5 days ago

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

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  • Gaza rocket strikes Israel, no injuries reported; IDF hits back

    5 days ago

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck an open area in Israel, causing no injuries or damage.

    The rocket hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, late Wednesday night. In response, the Israel Defense Forces bombed a weapons production plant in central...

  • Matisyahu performs outside Auschwitz following Spain appearance

    5 days ago

    Three days after a performing at a reggae festival in Spain that had previously disinvited him, Matisyahu brought his music to a synagogue near the gates of Auschwitz.

    The Jewish-American singer gave an intimate acoustic concert Tuesday night in the tiny Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot...

  • More than 900 rabbis sign letter opposing Iran nuclear deal

    By Aron Chilewich

    5 days ago

    Over the past three weeks, more than 900 rabbis across every major denomination have signed an open letter calling upon the United States Congress to reject the proposed Iran nuclear deal. The letter was written by two Los Angeles rabbis, Kalman Topp of Beth Jacob Congregation and...

  • 11 Jewish ex-congressmen back Iran deal; 190 former generals oppose

    5 days ago

    Eleven Democratic Jewish former congressmen signed a letter supporting the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, while 190 former generals signed a letter opposing the agreement.

    The letter backing the deal, released Thursday, touted the signers’ pro-Israel bona fides, and...

  • Soldiers stoned, settlers arrested as IDF destroys illegal West Bank buildings

    5 days ago

    Settlers threw stones and tires at Israeli soldiers as they demolished four buildings in two illegal West Bank settlement outposts.

    The Israel Defense Forces arrested three of the settlers during the incident, according to Israeli news site Walla. No injuries were reported.

    The...

  • Swiss envoy says: invest in Iran, Middle East’s ‘pole of stability’

    5 days ago

    Switzerland's ambassador on Thursday called Iran a "pole of stability" in the Middle East and urged companies to make the most of a lucrative market about to re-open after years of crippling sanctions.

    Ambassador Giulio Haas was addressing some 500 Swiss business people as...

  • Home: How to make your own French memo board

    By Jonathan Fong

    5 days ago

    Maybe because it’s back-to-school season, or because people are in fall organizing mode, but I’ve been getting requests about ideas for bulletin boards. Well, when it comes to bulletin boards, nothing combines style and practicality like a French memo board. Covered in decorative...

  • Apple invites journalists to Sept. 9 event

    5 days ago

    Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set top box.

    The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint." The company typically announces its new iPhones in September.

  • So you suddenly want to listen to what the military says? 2 notes on Iran

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    1.

    In recent weeks some writers have been trying to convince their readers – and Obama administration officials have been encouraging this – that while the Israeli "government" opposes the Iran deal, Israeli "intelligence officials" really support the deal. These people point to...

  • An Egyptian-American view on Israel

    5 days ago

    As the commencement speaker for Tel Aviv University’s (TAU) graduating class on Aug. 13, I invited my classmates to take a moment to reflect about the beginning of their adventure in Israel. Did they remember receiving their acceptance letter? When they did, they were probably...

  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-automatic rifles

    5 days ago

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said on Wednesday it would stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles because of sluggish demand and focus instead on "hunting and sportsman firearms."

    Wal-Mart said the decision was unrelated...

  • Umm al-Hiran, racism and the confounding of Zionism

    5 days ago

    The Israeli government is set to destroy Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the Negev, to build a Jewish town in its place, which will be called Hiran. No matter what anyone tells you about unrecognized Bedouin villages, no matter what Israel’s Supreme Court or Justice Minister...

  • Iran deal debate rages on throughout L.A.

    By Ryan Torok

    5 days ago

    Activist Sam Yebri and USC lecturer Josh Lockman have read every page of the controversial Iran deal, but they’ve come to very different conclusions.

    “Iran wants this deal. They need it. We can do better than this deal,” Yebri said, garnering applause during a community debate on...

  • Speaking of the mullahs in Iran

    By Gina Nahai

    5 days ago

    Before she started to fight mullahs, Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights lawyer of Nobel fame, spent a good deal of time advocating for them. This was in 1978. Only three years earlier, in 1975, she had become the first female judge in Iran, and the first woman president of the...

  • Sanctuary@Pico Union looks to engage and enlighten

    By Ryan Torok

    5 days ago

    With the launch of the Sanctuary@Pico Union next month, Craig Taubman — the singer/songwriter who co-founded Sinai Temple’s influential “Friday Night Live” services — aims to bring Jewish congregational life to a venue that has not seen any in nearly a century. 

    The Pico Union...

  • Suspect in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

    6 days ago

    The suspected gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.

    While authorities said they...

  • Israelis aren’t unified on Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    One of the strongest arguments the Jewish opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have wielded is that Israelis are unified in their opposition to it.

    If the famously fractious Israelis all agree that the Iran deal is bad, they argue, it must really be awful. This line of reasoning...

  • Why many American Jews support the Iran deal

    By Dennis Prager

    6 days ago

    The more one knows about the Iran nuclear deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is a deception that portrays itself as a deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or is insignificant. The deal vastly strengthens Iran and its regime’s grip on power.

    • There...

  • Israel Museum at 50: A story of art and humanity

    By Tom Teicholz

    6 days ago

    Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country’s national museum turns 50 this year — middle age for most of us, but quite young in museum years.  

    The museum is celebrating the occasion with a year of special exhibits, loans and gifts, adding to its encyclopedic collection...

  • #myLAcommute It’s all about confidence

    6 days ago

    VINCENT GORDON

    I’m coming from my sister’s house. She was working so I went over to babysit my 12-year-old niece. We were just hanging out. We had movie night. We watched Scream and two other movies.

    I’m a business accounting major at UCLA. I’m going to Vegas for the weekend to play in a college football tournament. I’m actually confident that we’ll win.

    Atlantic Boulevard to Acacia Court

    #myLAcommute is a project of Zócalo Public Square.

  • Response to Rabbi Fine

    6 days ago

    Less than half a century ago, the vast majority of Conservative congregations in the US were non-egalitarian. There were no rabbis who were women. Lots of synagogues refused to allow a woman even to step onto the bimah. Baby girls got a cursory naming at which they were rarely...

  • Matisyahu, the Iran deal and the college campus

    6 days ago

    Do we need to have a definition of anti-Semitism?  Most people think they already know what it means.

    And sometimes the answer is obvious. Think, for example, about the vandals who recently scrawled the words “Yids out” on the fence of a girls’ primary day school in London.
    ...

  • Don’t make me shlep my heart: Breaking down the Jewish dating scene

    6 days ago

    Dating. It’s like going out for ice cream. That’s right, ice cream, the official food of heaven (idk probably). Sometimes you’re craving a certain flavor, sometimes it makes you sick, other times it’s too much like “Whoa these are the size of your scoops, how does anyone ever...

  • Colorado movie gunman James Holmes sentenced to 12 lifetimes in prison

    6 days ago

    Condemning the movie massacre gunman to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge on Wednesday said evil and mental illness were not mutually exclusive.

    "It is the court's intention that the...

  • Torah portion: ‘I am walking because our babies are dying’

    6 days ago

    On Aug. 19, I sat down with an African-American grandmother from Detroit to share breakfast. We sat at a plastic table under a tent in the parking lot of Ebenezer Baptist Church West in Athens, Ga. I was there to take part in America’s Journey for Justice, an 860-mile march from...

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