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  • Israel and Apartheid

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    19 hours ago

    Everyday I open the internet to read that Israel is an apartheid country. Although the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is very small in number, it is getting a lot of press and its lies are repeated everywhere.  Left wing radical politicians all over the world  are...

  • Moving and Shaking: AFHU award dinner, TRZ Yom HaShoah event and fire safety at B’nai David-Judea

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    American Friends of The Hebrew University’s (AFHU award ) Harvey L. Silbert Torch of Learning Award Dinner on April 13 honored attorneys Jonathan Anschell and Dick Volpert while raising more than $1 million to support the prominent Israeli university.

    “Hebrew University is a...

  • Israeli military networks breached by hackers

    1 day ago

    Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc.

    The four-month-old effort, most...

  • “Felix and Meira:” A rare portrayal of Chasidim as Human Beings

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    2 days ago

    This is a re-post of my original posted in February. I am re-posting because "Felix and Meira" opens today in New York City and will open in Los Angelas on April 24.

    I recently saw the film “Felix and Meira” at the New York Jewish Film Festival. The film, which stars Hadas Yaron,...

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  • Four rabbis on Parashat Shemini

    2 days ago

    In this Torah portion, God commands Aaron and his sons to make the burnt and sin offerings at the Tabernacle. When God accepts the offerings, the people shout with joy. But when two of Aaron’s sons make an offering that was not commanded of them, they die. God describes to Moses...

  • Rabbi Sarah Bassin on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)

    2 days ago

    If you have spent any amount of time with a 3-year-old, you know this age comes coupled with a barrage of “why” questions: Why do you stop at red lights? Why do you put milk in your coffee?  Why do birds chirp?  

    These questions can be exhausting for parents, but they represent...

  • Rabbi Jonathan Hanish on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)

    2 days ago

    We are all human, so we all stumble at some point in our lives. If and when our stumble is discovered, we pay the price for our actions through repentance and transformation, and then, hopefully, we move forward and leave the past behind.  But, on occasion, our actions come back to...

  • Rabbi Chaim Mentz on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)

    2 days ago

    In the early years of American Jewish history, there was a debate about whether American life was different from the shtetl life of Europe. Many embraced the idea of assimilation and secularization, yet others held strong and kept their traditional religious practices in this...

  • Rabbi Edward Feinstein on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)

    2 days ago

    Americans have an infatuation with leaders. The English philosopher Thomas Carlyle believed that history is propelled by “the great man” (Carlyle’s phrase), whose values and energy animate our institutions. For Americans, “leadership” is a sacred word. 

    The success or failure of...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    This week’s Israeli creation doesn’t really need an introduction. Balkan Beat Box (BBB,) is one of the most famous Israeli musical groups in the world, and chances are you already know all of their big hits, even if you’ve never actually heard of them before.


    Balkan Beat Box...

  • Two survivors speak out on the anniversaries of the Armenian Genocide and the liberation of Auschwitz

    2 days ago

    This article is being jointly run with Asbarez — a publication serving the Armenian-American community.


     

    This year marks the passage of two major anniversaries that reveal man’s unbelievable capacity for cruelty and evil. It has been 100 years since the outbreak of the...

  • LA Jewish Film Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    2 days ago

    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is starting soon!  It runs from April 30th to May 7th at various venues around LA, and it's an excellently curated exhibit of some of the finest films you'll see anywhere.  For more information or to purchase very reasonable tickets, visit...

  • Hebrew word of the week: Kvish

    2 days ago

    What is the connection between kvish “highway” and kibbush, which means “conquest, occupation”; kvushim “pickles; occupied (territories)”; kevesh “movable stairway (for descending off an airplane)”; kivshan “kiln, furnace (where material is heated or smelted)”; makhbesh “(press,...

  • Truth is stranger than fiction in ‘True Story’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    2 days ago

    In February 2002, the disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel was hiding out in his home near Bozeman, Mont., alternating pacing, lying burrowed beneath his laundry, and clamping “my palms over my ears and [yelling] at the ceiling until my breath gave out,” he writes in...

  • Passing an art legacy on to the next generation

    2 days ago

    During the lengthy visits she would have with her great-uncle and great-aunt, David and Rivka Labkovski, at their home in South Africa, Leora Raikin — who was a young girl at the time — recalls these relatives being a bit eccentric.

    David owned one pair of shoes, and Rivka — the...

  • Daily Kickoff: Biden to attend Dermer’s Yom Ha’atzmaut event | Gensler to Hillary | Stewart’s Slack

    By Jewish Insider

    2 days ago

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    TOP TALKER: Ambassador Ron Dermer posts on Facebook -- "I am honored to host Vice President Biden at Israel's Independence Day event in Washington, D.C. on April 23rd. I look forward to...

  • L.A. Jewish Film Festival will showcase Shoah-themed movies

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    2 days ago

    In 1978, the groundbreaking NBC miniseries “Holocaust,” starring Meryl Streep, thrust the topic of the Shoah into the popular culture: “The series was high-profile, it was in English, it had star power, and it basically covered the waterfront of every type of possible survivor’s...

  • How can we Heal After the Holocaust?

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    2 days ago

    Look at images on Google for the word Holocaust and feel the hole in your soul. It hurts. It's silencing. The enormity and barbarism of the Holocaust are so unfathomable and have traumatized our entire people. This trauma manifests in so many ways both visible and invisible. Most...

  • Yom HaShoah events 2015

    2 days ago

    SAT | APRIL 18

    Hollywood Temple Beth El and the Iranian American Jewish Federation invite the community to a joint service, “From Darkness to a Great Light: Commemorating the 70th Year of the End of the Holocaust and the Shattering of the Nazi Death Camps,” after the morning...

  • Obituaries: Week of April 17

    2 days ago

    Norma Aratin died March 19 at 93. Survived by son Andy. Mount Sinai

    Sandra Ilene Bernards died March 20 at 69. Survived by husband Boris; sons Richard, Daniel Allen. Groman Eden

    Richard Billauer died March 21 at 90. Survived by wife Engelina; sons George, Michael; brother Adam;...

  • Letters to the Editor: Obama, Iran and Jews in Egypt

    2 days ago

    Connect. Inform. Inspire.

    Over lunch, I read the April 10 issue of the Jewish Journal cover to cover. The articles were informative, inspiring and gave me pause. The Iran framework offerings pushed me in all directions to think, rethink and re-rethink my position. I found plenty...

  • April 18-24

    By Laura Donney

    2 days ago

    SAT | APRIL 18

    “WESTWOOD VILLAGE FINE ART FESTIVAL”

    It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a Westwood Village to raise an artist. It’s the second day of the three-day art festival presenting the fine works of crafters, painters, sculptors, sketchers, etchers and...

  • Ice scream, you scream, we all scream for kosher ice cream

    2 days ago

    Los Angeles is going through an ice cream renaissance. And while it’s hard to cheer warming winter months, given global climate predictions, the new reality may be what led to more high-quality frozen foods that are ready to meet a growing public appetite. This expanded market also...

  • Clinton weighs loyalty to Obama, distinctions on Israel issues

    2 days ago

    Hillary Clinton does not appear until 90 seconds into the two-minute video rolling out her campaign. No one among the bright and diverse array of everyday Americans in that video mentions foreign policy. Or Barack Obama.

    Jewish Democrats say the video released this weekend is...

  • U.C. Santa Barbara student senate votes down Israel divestment resolution

    2 days ago

    The University of California, Santa Barbara, student senate narrowly voted down an Israel divestment resolution.

    Following an eight-hour debate, the resolution was defeated early Thursday morning in a vote of 13 against and 12 in favor, with one abstention. The Associated...

  • Israel’s business community braces for sanctions

    2 days ago

    Just one week before the Israeli election, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat sent an angry letter to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. 

    Erekat was furious that Paris-based Société Anonyme Française d’Etude de Gestion et d’Entreprises (SAFEGE), an engineering...

  • Bible Marathon retraces path of 12 Tribes

    2 days ago

    Drumming Charedi musicians and uniformed soldiers are not the typical fans to pack an Israeli sporting event. Nor are clean-cut men with handguns tucked into in the back of jeans. But the Bible Marathon held April 9 was not an ordinary race. It was the first major Israeli athletic...

  • Israeli man killed after Palestinian drives car into Jerusalem bus stop

    2 days ago

    A Palestinian man from eastern Jerusalem drove his car into two Israelis waiting at a bus stop, killing one and critically injuring the other.

    Police are investigating whether the late Wednesday night incident in the French Hill neighborhood, near the border of eastern and...

  • Is the Obama administration making nice with Israel?

    3 days ago

    On Monday, President Barack Obama met with two sets of Jews, and from what we were told, essentially wondered aloud each time why his love for the Jewish people and for Israel is not more widely known.

    The second group comprised donors and strategic advisers, and their answer,...

  • He witnessed — and filmed — the horror of the Holocaust

    By Roberto Loiederman

    3 days ago

    In early April 1945, Arthur Mainzer, barely 22, was a United States Army Air Forces cameraman assigned to documenting the war in Europe; he’d been serving for three years, and, so far, World War II had not been a horrific experience for him. In fact, it had been exciting. He’d had...

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