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  • Shop local!

    By Mihal Levy

    February 15, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Communities across the country are waving the Buy Local flag in support of their homegrown entrepreneurs. Patronizing independent businesses in your neighborhood has a host of benefits: It creates jobs and keeps money circulating in your city, it reduces the environmental impact, and...

  • Soldier’s story highlights plight facing gay would-be converts in Israel

    January 25, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    The young would-be convert to Judaism with a gold Star of David pendant peeking through a buttoned shirt is still baffled by the summer afternoon he says he was called in and dismissed from an Israeli army conversion course for being gay.

    The 23-year old Y.B., as he asked to be...

  • Is Pat Oliphant Anti-Semitic? No, He’s Pro-Stupid.

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Jewish groups are livid at cartoonist Pat Oliphant for his recent cartoon depicting a jackbooted Israeli mowing over a helpless Palestinian woman and child.

    Is it anti-semitic?  In my original post I wrote that I wasn’t sure.  That seemed to get some readers more upset than the...

  • Shooting at the Seattle Federation—one year later

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 2, 2007 | 2:00 am


    A year ago, Naveed Afzal Haq shot up the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in a rampage that killed one worker and seriously injured five others.

    I’d recently started as Web Director for JewishJournal.com and rushed to figure out how to add a breaking news story...

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  • Holy oatmeal—it’s better than fiber!

    By Jane Ulman

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Quick, come here," Gary Marcus yelled to his wife. "Bring a camera."

    Marsha Marcus came running into the kitchen of their Northridge home. She saw her husband staring into the pot of oatmeal he was cooking on the stove. As she peered inside, she saw why her husband had summoned...

  • Exhibit Links Shoah, Cambodia Genocide

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Midway through Roland Joffé's 1984 film, "The Killing Fields," journalist Sidney Schanberg, played by Sam Waterston, visits the family of his friend, Dith Pran, who has been captured by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The scene takes place in New York City, where Schanberg tries to...

  • ‘Cinderella’ Villain Not Such a Bad Guy

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The upcoming "Cinderella Man" chronicles the fall and rise of Depression-era heavyweight champion James Braddock, but the movie is as likely to revive the memory of another title holder, "Jewish" boxer Max Baer.

    In the climactic scene, the movie depicts the 15-round fight in 1935...

  • Community Briefs

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Yellow Star's Powerful Makeover

    The dreaded yellow Star of David, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear as a badge of humiliation, is getting a makeover.

    In an interesting twist, two Jewish activists hope to denude the yellow star of its anti-Jewish connotations and make it a...

  • The King of Israeli Hip-Hop

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    With angry lyrics that court controversy, two multiplatinum albums and a third on the way, his own clothing line, record label, legions of fans and glittering religious jewelry, Subliminal could easily be mistaken for a Jewish P.Diddy.

    The lyrics are mostly in Hebrew (although...

  • Star Struck

    By Jodi Werner

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Lately, more people than ever have been staring at my chest. But it's not what you think. They are looking at a necklace hanging from my neck.

    When my boyfriend, Josh, handed me a red paper mâche-wrapped little box for my birthday this year, I never would have guessed it was a piece...

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