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  • JFS expands its own heart in the heart of L.A.

    By Ryan Torok

    7 minutes ago

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is in the midst of what leadership is describing as a “new era,” a $36 million capital campaign that will result in the renovation of its Freda Mohr Multipurpose Center and the relocation of its headquarters there.

    JFS plans to take the...

  • At historic L.A. synagogue, songwriter pushes interfaith harmony and urban renewal

    24 minutes ago

    On the first floor of the Pico Union Project, members of the Women’s Mosque of America are preparing the historic sanctuary for prayers, spreading long bolts of cloth on the floor, hanging a banner from the organ loft and placing an open copy of the Koran in the just-vacated Holy...

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    TOP TALKER: "As Nuclear Talks Drag on, U.S. and Iran Find It Harder to Hear Each Other" by David E. Sanger: “We are all about quantifiables: how many centrifuges can spin, how much plutonium can come...

  • Kirk Douglas’ underground tunnel to the Playboy Mansion is no April Fool’s joke

    33 minutes ago

    In recent years, Kirk Douglas has been in the news for having his second and third bar mitzvahs (at ages 83 and 95 respectively), publishing a book of poetry and for his grandson’s brush with anti-Semitism.

    This story is a little less G-rated.

    On Monday, Playboy revealed that...

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  • Child Holocaust survivors share their stories

    58 minutes ago

    Everyone knows about the 6 million. Beth Cohen, a religious-studies lecturer at CSUN, wanted to focus on a different number as she convened a March 26 panel discussion on campus with three child survivors of the Holocaust.

    “Perhaps what is lesser known is that 1.5 million...

  • Jewish-Christian charity helps Ukrainians move to Israel

    1 hour ago

    Tatyana Orul would have moved to Israel years ago if not for her job as a television journalist in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, which interested her too much to give up.

    But when bombs started falling next to her house last year, she reconsidered. The war between...

  • Jewish candidate quits UK race after saying Israel should kidnap Obama

    1 hour ago

    A Jewish candidate for the British Parliament has withdrawn after suggesting that Israel should “do an Eichmann” on Barack Obama.

    Jeremy Zeid of the United Kingdom Independence Party, or UKIP, quit his campaign on Thursday in response to the blowback to a Facebook post in which...

  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    1 hour ago

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Live Music at The Mint

    By Joy Bennett

    2 hours ago

    Last night I went to one of my favorite clubs to see and hear live music, The Mint in West Los Angeles.  They had an interesting mix of up-and-coming musicians, including the bands Young Pandas, Ships Have Sailed, Bakkuda, Rosechild and Tiny Deaths.  Excellent sounds, a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy live music.  The Mint also serves food and a wide variety of drinks.  For more information, visit themintla.com.

  • What you need to know about the Iran nuclear negotiations

    2 hours ago

    Diplomats in Lausanne, Switzerland, have extended their deadline on a framework accord on Iran’s nuclear program. But even if an agreement is reached soon, it’s merely a way station toward a comprehensive deal that is due by June 30.

    If a deal is reached, who needs to approve it?...

  • 3-D IMAX film offers new view of the Old City

    3 hours ago

    It’s less than 1 square mile in size, but for 4,000 years, the ancient city of Jerusalem has loomed large in the hearts and minds of the world for its historic, religious, cultural and political significance. The iconic city is now the subject of the aptly titled “Jerusalem,” now...

  • Fran Drescher whines, shines as wicked stepmom

    3 hours ago

    Fran Drescher sure knows how to make an entrance.

    Wearing the first of several plum-colored ensembles with enormous stand-up collars and headpieces, Drescher struts onto the stage, hollering in her trademark raspy whine, “Cinderella, help me with my parcels this instant!”

    It...

  • Let’s leave Obama out of our seders

    By David Suissa

    3 hours ago

    Jews have big mouths. Put those big mouths in a society that reveres freedom of speech and it’s a sight to behold. On the whole, it’s a wonderful attribute. We analyze everything, we criticize endlessly, we kvetch, we yell, we do everything but shut up. It’s as if we’re taking...

  • But it was only a joke

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    4 hours ago

    Social media is all a-Twitter these days with the reaction to the announcement that Trevor Noah will be the new host of The Daily Show, while Comedy Central is standing behind their choice. According to CNN, the Tweets are okay because, “Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is...

  • Palestinian Authority officially joins International Criminal Court

    5 hours ago

    The Palestinian Authority officially became a member of the International Criminal Court.

    A ceremony was held at the Geneva court on Wednesday to mark the P.A.’s ascension.

    P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas signed the requests to join the ICC and other international conventions at...

  • Meal and a Spiel’s Passover Recipe Bible

    By Elana Horwich

    6 hours ago

    I remember the agony of sitting through Passover seders as a child.

    I learned the suffering of the Jewish People through the intense and seemingly infinite boredom of these evenings. And on top of all that, when we finally did get to the meal, the food was never that good.

    ...
  • The Rational Emotions exchange, part 3: Between Jewish stories and behavioral economics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    11 hours ago

    Eyal Winter, is the Silverzweig Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor of Economics the University of Leicester. His research interests include microeconomics, finance, game theory, and behavioral economics.

    This exchange focuses on Winter's...

  • Jewish Leader Linda Jum’s Death at 61 Galvanizes Her Chevrah Kadisha

    11 hours ago

    [Editor’s Note: This entry is a bit of an ‘insider’ posting. It is longer than most, and deals with someone who was deeply involved in the Chevrah Kadisha ‘movement’, the group that seeks to reclaim Jewish tradition and practices around the continuum at the end of life for any and...

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Recap Part 1

    By Ilana Angel

    19 hours ago

    Typos are generously sponsored by Patron.

    The reunions are always the best part of a Housewives season and while I excitedly wait for them to air their dirty laundry in this humiliating way, there is a part of me that cringes at the thought of watching because it is so ugly. From...

  • The day-after for Trevor Noah

    By Aron Chilewich

    1 day ago

    In the 24 hours since being named the new host of “The Daily Show,” comedian Trevor Noah has come under scrutiny for old tweets, which his critics have labeled anti-Semitic, sexist and racist. The surprise decision to replace Jon Stewart with the mixed-race South African comedian...

  • Hebrew University-UCLA exchange program aims to expand med students’ horizons

    1 day ago

    For the past three months, a trio of sixth-year students from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem saw patients at UCLA and participated in grand rounds, during which they reviewed each patient’s status with the attending physician, residents and other medical...

  • Comedian Trevor Noah comes under fire for past Twitter comments

    1 day ago

    Trevor Noah, the South African comedian chosen to replace Jon Stewart as the new host of the late-night comedy parody, "The Daily Show" was feeling the heat on Twitter on Tuesday for past comments he made about Jews and women.

    The 31-year-old son of a black South African mother...

  • Netanyahu: Iran deal will allow nuclear breakout in less than a year

    1 day ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators will leave Iran with the capability to develop a nuclear weapon in under a year.

    [Related: The critical importance of ‘Lausanne’]

    For...

  • Trevor Noah, you don’t know me.

    By Ilana Angel

    1 day ago

    I didn't know who Trevor Noah was until yesterday, and then I knew him for two reasons. One for being named the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and two for being the guy spreading vicious lies about Jewish women. I don't know who these Jewish chicks are he is talking...

  • U.S. says ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal if needed

    1 day ago

    The United States said it was prepared to work past a midnight deadline into Wednesday if progress was being made towards clinching a preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and global powers.

    Negotiations appeared to be bogged down on an outline agreement aimed at curbing...

  • Does Taglit make you right-wing? No! (And yes.)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    I’ve been meaning to write about a (relatively) new study concerning Taglit-Birthright for quite some time, but other things – elections, Iran, Netanyahu, Congress – prevented me from finding the time to write and the timing to post something about the study. Still, it is a timely...

  • ‘Catch the Jew’ by Tuvia Tenenbom

    By Tom Tugend

    2 days ago

    Tuvia Tenenbom the author of “Catch the Jew!”  (Gefen Publishing House) was born into an ultra-Orthodox family in Jerusalem. After decades in Germany and the United States, the blond, rotund gonzo journalist and theater director returned to his native land and the Palestinian...

  • Just released ADL audit shows significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    One Shabbat this past August, Jewish comedian Elon Gold was walking with his family when they were confronted by a Middle Eastern-looking man who harassed them and shouted, “I hope your children die! Just like you are killing children in Gaza!”

    This local incident was one of many...

  • Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service

    2 days ago

    Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists.

    Co-owners Kanye West, Daft...

  • Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

    2 days ago

    The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense...

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