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  • I Think I Love You

    By Emily Stern

    March 17, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    every time is


    complete

    it is neither divine
    or perfect,

    it is only what is
    and that is the
    best thing I have ever known

    in love,
    I love you,

    God, any time.
    and I am to deal
    with the love
    that is.

    it burst me sometimes
    and i am in love
    All is divine,


    you...

  • An outsider’s viewpoint on the Sandy Hook shooting

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 18, 2012 | 11:39 am

    First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart goes to the victim's family and friends. This is a terrible loss of innocent people whose only crime was to go to school. Here, in Israel, the story reached the first pages of the newspapers, and shock stroke us all. In the name...

  • Iron Dome, now protecting Tel Aviv, highly successful in intercepting rockets

    November 20, 2012 | 10:07 am

    With hundreds of rockets raining down from Gaza, Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system has saved an untold number of lives thanks to Israeli technological ingenuity and U.S. support.

    According to the figures from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), since Operation Pillar of...

  • Jews and guns

    By Dennis Prager

    August 8, 2012 | 11:33 am

    It is a given among liberal and progressive Jews that gun ownership among the general population is a bad thing. The ideal is near-universal disarmament with only a handful of individual exceptions and, of course, the police.

    The majority of Americans have the opposite view. They...

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  • Go ahead, make my High Holy Day

    September 4, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    From NYPost.com:

    It’s high noon for the high holidays.

    Fearing jihadists will attack synagogues during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a group of badass rabbis has developed a program to turn your average shul-goer into a lean, mean fighting machine.

    The group, which calls itself the International Security Coalition of Clergy, was founded by Rabbi Gary Moscowitz, who boasts a black belt in karate, teaches martial arts and was an NYPD cop for nine years.

    Read the full story at NYPost.com.

  • Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction

    A survey of historic landmark buildings in Boyle Heights will start shortly, spurred in part by the mysterious demolition of a former Jewish Community Center last year.

    To prevent such thoughtless destruction...

  • Awareness Center and other blogs draw praise and scorn

    By Eugene L. Meyer

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is no unabridged database of rabbinic sexual abusers. But there is the Awareness Center.

    It's not a physical place, but a Baltimore post office box, cellphone number and Web site -- www.theawarenesscenter.org -- where online surfers can find a listing of scores of Jewish...

  • Gear Up for an Israel Vacation

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With summer travel to Israel around the corner, now's the time to plan your packing strategy. From new high-tech gadgets to easy-care clothing, from hybrid shoes to crushable sun hats, there's plenty to choose from as gifts for loved ones and must-haves for your own comfort. We've...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Kerry to Get Holocaust Records

    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will be given records about relatives who were killed during the Holocaust. The presumptive Democratic nominee recently learned that his paternal grandmother's brother and sister, both Jewish, were killed by the Nazis....

  • Providing Save Haven

    By Sharon Boorstin

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nikki Tesfai greets me in her office at the African Community Resource Center (ACRC), the only refugee center in Los Angeles that aids people from African as well as European and Asian countries. It is also the only refugee center in the United States with a shelter for refugee women...

  • Pushing the Limits

    By Gil Sedan

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In less than a week, whatever was left of the mutual trust between Israelis and Palestinians appeared to come tumbling down.

    Except for the loss of life, this loss of trust is among the greatest casualties of the past week of bloody rioting.

    And when a Palestinian police officer opened...

  • On Guard in the West Bank

    By David Margolis

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Is this me? Eight o'clock on a Tuesday evening, I'm strolling down the ordinary street of my town, carrying an M-16 rifle. Tonight, it's my turn again to do shmirah, guard duty, a chore required about once a month of every male resident here at Beit Yattir, the West Bank village...
  • Israel: A Time of Change

    By Larry Derfner

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    On Aug. 9, the "Tel Aviv Serial Rapist," who has the city's women looking over their shoulders in fear, evidently tried to commit his 10th rape in the last six months, but police say he let his pleading victim go, and ran off. On the same day, Police Minister Avigdor Kahalani advised...
  • Power, Politics And People

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    J.J. Goldberg writes regularly for The Jewish Journal.

     

    The Cities Aren't Safe

    During his bizarre, self-incriminating appearance on the witness stand at the close of his...

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