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  • Calendar: July 4 - 10

    By Amanda Epstein

    42 minutes ago

    FRI | JULY 3

    “ALL AMERICAN GIRL”

    Award-winning playwright Wendy Graf tells the story of a young girl who transforms from an innocent youth to a radicalized extremist in her new play, directed by Anita Khanzadian. In this one-woman show, set in an era when extremism is a hot...

  • Letters to the editor: Questions for Michael Oren, redefining anti-Semitism and more

    1 hour ago

    Three Answers for Rob Eshman

    Rob Eshman notices the absence of Benjamin Netanyahu in Michael Oren’s book (“One Question for Michael Oren,” June 26). He is guilty of perhaps a greater omission, leaving out the abject failures connected to the “leading the way” of both Yitzhak...

  • Obama administration will not enforce anti-BDS law on West Bank settlements

    1 hour ago

    The Obama administration will not enforce part of the new law to combat boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel when it comes to West Bank settlements.

    “By conflating Israel and ‘Israeli-controlled territories,’ a provision of the Trade Promotion Authority legislation runs...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 3, 2015

    1 hour ago

    Elvin J. Abels died May 30 at 88. Survived by wife Edith; daughter Wendy (Douglas) Eisenberg; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Rahmatollah Ahdoot died May 6 at 84. Survived by wife Toby; sons Leon (Lina), Simon (Maral), Albert (Elham); 9 grandchildren. Groman Eden

    Mata...

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  • Israeli Pilot: Only U.S. can destroy Iran’s nuclear program

    By Jared Sichel

    2 hours ago

    Could a surprise Israeli attack like the one that destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 work against Iran’s much larger nuclear infrastructure?

    Israeli Brig. Gen. Relik Shafir, one of only eight pilots the air force selected to raid Osirak, offered his analysis in a...

  • The Iran talks: Where are we now?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 hours ago

    Is Iran’s long waiting game ending?

    Even with the extension of the Iran interim nuclear accord until July 7, and negotiations still ongoing, it is clear the Iranians have long known — looking at the actions of the Obama administration — that Iran would not risk much by sticking...

  • Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler,’ dies aged 106

    2 hours ago

    A man who became known as the "British Schindler" for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106.

    Nicholas Winton died on Wednesday with his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren at his side, according to a...

  • Israel, United States and Television

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    4 hours ago

    In the past few years, dozens of Israeli TV formats have been sold to US’s leading networks. But while these shows are local hits, most of them never quite took off abroad. Perhaps it has something to do with our little country’s unique culture.

    There is something about American...

  • Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills at least 70

    4 hours ago

    UPDATED 10:11am/PST: Initial reports said 50 dead in attacks

    Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 combatants and civilians were killed -- one of the biggest militant...

  • What A Graduation!

    8 hours ago

    [Editor’s Note: 18 students of the Gamliel Institute, the leadership training arm of Kavod v’Nichum, having successfully completed all courses and requirements as part of the certification process by the Gamliel Institute, participated in, and recently returned from, the first ever...

  • The Nazi Worldview exchange, part 1: ‘A world without Jews’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    8 hours ago

    Alon Confino is a professor of history at the University of Virginia and at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Professor Confino received his PhD from Berkley University. He has written extensively and influentially on historical memory, historical method and German history. He has...

  • Yes, We Can All Get Along

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    11 hours ago

    We often hear about how people from different Jewish denominations take swipes at each other, followed by the lament, “Can’t we all just get along?”

    One of the best things about Limmud Bay Area this year, which took place at Sonoma State University last weekend, is that Jews from...

  • Dating 101: Assumptions and Momentum

    By Ilana Angel

    17 hours ago

    My last date was with a man with a dog, and not just any dog. I love this pooch and while I’m not really a dog person, he’s special. He looks at you like he understands everything you’re saying and wants to tell you stuff. Secret stuff, and jokes, and chat about the weather. He is...

  • ‘Color-conscious’ Asian cast to perform classic play about Bronx Jewish family

    21 hours ago

    When the latest production of  “Awake and Sing!” — Clifford Odets’ 1935 classic drama about an extended Jewish family living in the Bronx —  opens July 13 at the Public Theater in New York, audiences are sure to be wowed by the experienced actor in the lead role.

    Brash matriarch...

  • Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

    21 hours ago

    Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary.

    "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one...

  • Jewish resort that inspired ‘Dirty Dancing’ to become $250-million yoga retreat

    22 hours ago

    Nobody puts Kutsher’s in a corner. After closing in 2013, the former Borscht Belt hotel — famed as the inspiration for the fictional “Dirty Dancing” resort — is to be reincarnated as a $250-million yoga center.

    Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra plans to turn the defunct resort...

  • Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

    23 hours ago

    Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

    The video statement, issued from...

  • ‘1913: Seeds of Conflict’ traces the roots of Arab-Israeli unrest

    By Gerri Miller

    23 hours ago

    Considering the State of Israel’s volatile history, it may come as a surprise to learn that 100 years ago, Jews and Arabs lived side by side in relative harmony in Palestine under Ottoman rule.

    What changed and why? The documentary special “1913: Seeds of Conflict,” premiering on...

  • Religious redemption of the LGBT Community

    23 hours ago

    When I was in Rabbinical School in New York the early 2000s, I came across a group of women who identified as both Orthodox and Lesbian. They welcomed me into their fold.

    Over the years, as I got to know members of this group, I realized the religious pain and shame that each had...

  • Ku Klux Klan plans pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina

    23 hours ago

    The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Capitol, where a man was arrested on Monday night in a confrontation with anti-flag protesters over a symbol associated with slavery.

    The Civil War-era flag has emerged as a flashpoint after a...

  • Boomers: Pack your bags

    By Julie Bien

    1 day ago

    Now that the kids are out of the house, there’s time to travel like the freewheeling college student you once were — only now, you have the funds to enjoy it in style. These items will help get you going. Bon voyage!

    The CANON EOS REBEL T6i DSLR CAMERA WITH 18-55mm LENS ($849)...

  • Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness

    1 day ago

    Rabbis from Israel and Ukraine opened an office in eastern Ukraine that will help prospective immigrants to Israel prove they are Jewish.

    The office, which opened last week in Dnepropetrovsk, aims to facilitate the process for those seeking to immigrate to Israel under its Law of...

  • Inspiring salads for today’s health-conscious boomers

    By Judy Zeidler

    1 day ago

    When I think of baby boomers, I begin to realize how instrumental they are in the way people eat today. They have made us more aware of nutrition, healthful food and time-saving recipes. They are setting a trend of eating more organic foods and demanding products that support...

  • Insurance agent learns it’s never too late to don a badge

    By Ayala Or-el

    1 day ago

    At 65, when most people are thinking about their retirement years, Jacob (Yasha) Castroll — a father of three and grandfather of four — is in the midst of his new “career” as a reserve deputy sheriff.  

    A longtime insurance agent in Studio City, Castroll was inspired to start...

  • Finding roots in Israel

    By Elyse Glickman

    1 day ago

    l though Birthright and other identity-instilling trips to Israel for young adults have gotten a lot of Jewish media attention, there is another subset of the Jewish population — baby boomers — looking for a similar experience in Israel that transcends the leisure vacation. 

    Anat...

  • The art of the empty nest

    1 day ago

    When our kids first left for college, my wife and I would separately find ourselves in each of their rooms, gazing at the tchotchkes that filled their shelves. We both felt the emptiness in our lives. Now that they’ve each completed their college educations and moved on to the...

  • Kitaj: The years of a troubled genius

    By Milad Doroudian

    1 day ago

    To create great art requires a lot of troubled solitude. Loneliness in all forms and perhaps even more importantly the fact that one must go through the criticism of those who critique art without feelings, remorse, or talent. It was not as many would believe a lack of character on...

  • Neo-Nazi march in Jewish London suburb ordered moved

    1 day ago

    Police ordered a neo-Nazi demonstration planned for a London suburb with a large Jewish population to be moved.

    The decision to relocate Saturday’s demonstration from the Golders Green neighborhood of the Barnet borough to central London followed weeks of intense conversations...

  • Jerusalem of the Caucasus: The Legend of the Red Village

    By Milikh Yevdayev

    1 day ago

    It is just before Shabbat in the Red Village, and sunset will be coming soon. I walk from the New Shul back to my house, and watch as young boys and girls run home to wash up before their meal and call shalom to each other. On Friday of each week, late in the day, I see the sun...

  • Hustle for the muscle

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    1 day ago

    In Los Angeles — the land of juice shops, salad bars, farmers markets and gyms — physical well-being is taken very seriously. For baby boomers, there are plenty of options to help stay fit. 

    One step boomers can take is to find a trainer who understands their specific physical...

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