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  • $1000usd in CASH PRIZES for Independence Travel Writing Contest

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 17, 2013 | 9:53 pm

    SUMMER 2013 INDEPENDENCE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST 

    FREE ENTRY, $1,000USD IN CASH PRIZES


    WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Summer 2013 Travel Writing Contest with $1,000usd in CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Summer 2013 contest is “...

  • SpaceIL: Israel’s race to the moon

    By Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.

    That vision is not fantasy or chauvinistic braggadocio, but the sober prediction of Israel’s...

  • U.S. author Eggers will not accept Gunter Grass prize in person

    April 17, 2012 | 10:19 am

    American author Dave Eggers said he will not travel to Germany to accept a literary prize from the Gunter Grass Foundation.

    Eggers said in a statement that the organizers should have postponed the award ceremony following the controversy over Grass’ recently published poem claiming...

  • Raheb will get German prize despite growing opposition, organizers say

    February 21, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Jewish groups are ramping up pressure to have a prestigious German prize withdrawn from a Palestinian pastor who is accused of making anti-Semitic statements.

    The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem is one of four recipients of the German...

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  • Israel Prizes awarded in special ceremony

    May 10, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Ten Israelis were awarded the Israel Prize, the country’s greatest national honor.

    The prizes were awarded Tuesday night during the ceremony held annually at the close of Israel Independence Day.

    Lifetime achievement awards were presented to Hulda Gurvitaz and Eli Elaluf.

    This...

  • New Jersey man wins $25,000 in Manschewitz cooking contest

    April 1, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Stuart Davis of Cherry Hill, N.J. won the $25,000 grand prize in this year’s Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off.

    The annual kosher cooking contest, which took place Thursday, is sponsored by Manischewitz, the nation’s largest maker of processed kosher food products, including the...

  • The Arc for Palestine Wins Big in Barcelona

    By Rob Eshman

    November 11, 2010 | 7:30 pm

    The Arc Project for Palestine, an innovative master plan for a future Palestinian state designed and conceived in Los Angeles, received the “2010 Future Project of the Year” at the World Architecture Festival, a coveted international architectural prize.

    Designed by Suisman...

  • Oscar Ballot Thank You

    February 18, 2009 | 5:18 pm

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  • Oscar Ballot 2009

    February 18, 2009 | 1:00 am

    Thank you for visiting jewishjournal.com. The Oscar contest is now closed.

  • ‘The God Blog’ is the best blog, Los Angeles Press Club says

    By The Web Guy

    June 22, 2008 | 12:54 am

    I just got back from the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown, where Brad A. Greenberg’s The God Blog, published here at JewishJournal.com, was named best individual weblog at the Fiftieth Anniversary Los Angeles Press Club awards banquet.

    I txt msg’d Brad (I think he is gambling in Vegas) with the news and he msg’d back that he was ‘shocked!’

    We’re not shocked; we love Brad and we love The God Blog. 

    Mazal tov, bro, you deserve it!

  • Tommywood - Hungary Minds

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    By this point in the summer, I know that my devoted Tommywood readers are all wondering the same thing -- be they sitting by the pool at the Sociét? des Bains de Mer in Monte Carlo, on their yachts sailing off the coast of Turkey or schvitzing in their New York apartments or Los...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Say It Again

    How many times can you say "Passover" during the seder? For instance: "Pass over the salt." "Please pass over a soup spoon." Keep count and decide what the winner gets for a prize!

    White Chocolate Almond Matzah

    1 cup butter

    1 cup sugar

    4 to 6 square matzahs

    1 (12...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Good Deed Indeed

    Earth Day is about healing all creatures on the Earth. Here is a chance for you to do a good deed by entering The Good Deed Contest.

    Here's what you will do:

    1. Do a good deed (an amazing one!)
    2. Write an essay, telling what you did, what motivated you and what...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Presidents Day is on Feb. 21. And in this week's Torah portion, Tetzaveh, it describes what would be a tipe of presidential inauguration for Aaron and his sons as the high priests of Israel.

    Presidential Puzzlement

    Answer this quiz correctly for a presidential prize!

    1) Which...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dance, Torah Dance

    The Ba'al Shem Tov, a famous rabbi, once said: "The Torah wants to dance, but she has no feet. You must be her feet."

    On Simchat Torah, we do precisely that. We dance with our Torahs, because we have finished reading it from start to finish. The Torah is like a...

  • Carpenter Parents Step Up for Kids

    By David Finnigan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    You can hear envy in the voice of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. It is a subtle envy but one well known to certain parents in Studio City who, like Greuel and her family, live next to, but not in, "The Promised Land."

    "We're actually just outside the boundary of...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    November Madness

    In Old English, the month of November was called "blood month." It was a month of animal sacrifices that took place to prepare for the long winter. But what is the etymology of the word "November?"

    Here's a hint: The Roman calendar began in March (similar to the...

  • The Mother of DNA

    By Julia Goldman

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College London announced the departure of his colleague Rosalind Franklin in a private letter to his friend, Francis Crick, a scientist at the rival Cavendish Laboratory.

    "Our dark lady is leaving us next week," Wilkins wrote.

    At the time,...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Before Pesach, we get rid of all the chametz in our homes. Chametz is anything that rises, like bread. So the night before Pesach, after the whole house has been cleaned, we hide 10 small pieces of bread around the house and search for them by candlelight. You know, at the seder, we...

  • Jewish Journalism

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Last week the American Jewish Press Association held its 19th annual conference in Washington DC. Part of the proceedings always include a closing night dinner where reporters and their newspapers are honored for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. These are known as the Simon Rockower...