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  • Words from the heart

    June 27, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    The nerve-wracking morning of a bar or bat mitzvah will eventually be all that’s left standing between a student and his or her catered night of extravagant partying. The b’nai mitzvah coach already has helped detangle the Hebrew and trope, but the pressure of reading the Torah...

  • Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller barred from speaking at L.A. Jewish Federation building

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 24, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Pamela Geller, a blogger and noted anti-Muslim activist, was barred from speaking at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building on Sunday morning, June 24.

    Geller, who is Jewish, had been set to deliver an address to the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of...

  • Giffords speaks for first time since shooting

    February 9, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot.

    C.J. Karamargin, a spokesman for Giffords (D-Ariz.), told CNN on Wednesday that she had asked for toast.

    Giffords is in a recovery facility in Houston. She was shot in the head on Jan. 8 as she met with...

  • Clinton, Bush to Appear Together During 2010 AJU Lecture Series

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 11, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Two former presidents will share the stage when American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series returns in early 2010. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at Universal’s Gibson Amphitheatre on Feb. 22, the university...

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  • Safire Says Book of Job Political

    By Rick Richman

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Book of Job is commonly -- and mistakenly -- seen as a story of the "patience of Job." And sometimes people have trouble locating its place in the Bible.

    Asked by reporters last January to name his favorite book in the New Testament, Howard Dean answered, "The Book of Job." He...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 20

    Why just dust off that same old menorah when you can ring in this Chanukah with a shiny new one, too? The 24th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans comes to Temple Isaiah this weekend, featuring Judaica and decorative fine art by more than 30 artists. Kicking...

  • Berman ‘Rocks’ Boston

    By Janine Zacharia

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At French Connection on Boston's fashionable Newberry Street this past Tuesday evening, L.A. native Lindsey Berman is juggling. A song by the band Journey blares out of her satchel shaped like a guitar each time her cell phone rings. People are calling -- friends, friends of friends,...

  • The Gospel Truth

    By Rob Eshman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Just before midnight on Monday the phone rang at our house. It was a guest booker from ABC's "Good Morning America," asking if I would speak that morning to Diane Sawyer, live on air, about Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

    The booker, Asa, sounded young, and he spoke with...

  • 100 Lessons

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    While studying for rabbinic ordination at Yeshiva University in the late '70s, I was at the main study hall dedication where the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik spoke, honoring the great philanthropist, Joseph Gruss, who underwrote the project.

    On that occasion, Rabbi Soloveitchik...

  • God’s Conversations With Allah

    By David Finnigan

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Documentary filmmaker Ruth Broyde-Sharone's latest work, "God and Allah Need To Talk," will make its Los Angeles debut Sunday, Sept. 14, with the 18-minute film being central to a three-hour interfaith celebration highlighting common bonds between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

    "A lot...

  • Cantor Steven Puzarne of Breeyah.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Carole Levine had been a member of Temple Israel of Hollywood for 28 years. During that time, she attended temple only during the High Holidays. Recently, Levine has started going to temple more often. As a flautist for The Chai Tones, a 10-piece temple band, Levine finds herself at...

  • Up Close and Comical

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ''I'm a ham," said legendary actor-writer-director Carl Reiner.

    "When you're a showoff, you've gotta get on that platform."

    Which is why 80-year-old Reiner is eager to regale the audience with tales of his life in a speaking engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on...

  • Community Briefs

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Valley Beth Shalom Tackles Medical Ethics

    Valley Beth Shalom will assemble a group of doctors, therapists, scholars, lawyers and rabbis for a "Medical Ethics Beit Din." The panel discussions will be held on three consecutive Thursdays -- Nov. 14, Nov. 21, and Dec. 5 -- and...

  • To Live Again

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yom Kippur is much more than saying, I'm sorry, said Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, the well-known theologian, author and speaker who will be in Orange County on Aug. 12 to talk about preparing spiritually for the High Holidays.

    Kushner, 59, who has championed institutional and personal...

  • Barak Better Than Before

    By Amy Klein

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The struggle for peace in Israel may take years or even generations, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told a crowd of over 6,200 people at the Universal Amphitheater on April 21. Barak was the final speaker in the University of Judaism's (UJ) department of continuing...

  • Do-it-Yourselfers

    By Rob Eshman

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    At my college newspaper, new writers all received the same encouraging spiel. "We want you to start writing for us immediately," the editor would say. "We're not like the Harvard Crimson, where you have to scrub floors all semester before anyone even talks to you."

    I doubt the...

  • Sign of Hope

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The sign to the left, posted by Israeli Jewish and Arab students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology around the elite Rehovot campus, reads: "We, the Arab and Jewish students of the Technion, who daily sit together in the same classrooms in cooperation and friendship, express our pain over the recent outbreaks of violence in our country. It is up to us to continue living here in mutual dignity, peace and security. We call on every Technion student to speak out against violence, and on every citizen to work on behalf of good neighborly relations."

  • Dance With Them That Brung You

    November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says that he's opening up a new front in his organization's 85-year campaign to protect Jews from defamation. This new fight is a little different from battles past, though, because its target is other Jews.

    Foxman wants...

  • Becoming a Best Seller

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    While cities such as Detroit and St. Louis were holding major Jewish book festivals year after year, drawing celebrity authors such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, observers here asked, Why isn't there a Jewish book festival in Los Angeles?

    Seville Porush and her colleagues at the...