Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Stories

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Chief Memory Officer

    By Honey Lazar

    July 3, 2013 | 5:28 am

    I recently spent time with a close friend who told me that when we collect our family stories, photos, and ephemera,we become Chief Memory Officers.   In the case of loving aunt ruth, I think I am the Admin to the CMO, Aunt Ruth, whose memory remains tack sharp for all the answers...

  • What Israel means to me

    April 19, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Pinpointing what makes people so passionate about Israel is no easy thing, perhaps because there are so many options. 

    It is the Jewish state, the only political entity in the world where Jews are a majority. It is the historical home of the Jewish people, the land of King David...

  • Can journalists really be objective?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 20, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Journalists are perceived as the most solid people for the presentation of neutral news, both to the public and to themselves. But as neutral as we wish to be, opinion is inevitable. It finds its way out there, even if you are writing a plain and simple news report.


    This is all...

  • Chanukah models of courage

    December 6, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    My 4-year-old son is obsessed with superheroes, dressing up at every opportunity as the superhero du jour to do battle with the bad guys lurking around the corner. (My 2-year-old daughter is just as enthusiastic, but at her age all she can really muster is a “meanie” face.)

    From...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Child Holocaust survivors speak up for those who can’t

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 2, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Only a precious remnant of Holocaust survivors is alive today, and many of them were just children when they went into hiding or ended up behind barbed wire. Indeed, there’s a heartbreaking irony in the fact that the last survivors are the ones who were the most at risk, precisely...

  • High-tech poop, gender-separate beach

    October 3, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed.

    ID’ing dog poop goes high tech

    Petach Tikvah dog owners better watch where their dogs leave their poop—it may be used as evidence against them.

    A new law proposed by the City Council would allow city dog...

  • The fear of silence

    By David Suissa

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Robert Geminder was six years old when he heard the dogs barking. He was hiding in a little pantry with his older brother, George. His mother, Bertl, would always tell them to be extra quiet, because you never knew when "the soldiers" would show up.

    When the dogs got louder, he...

  • The indestructible spirit of Holocaust survivors

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    These photographs by Bill Aron are part of a project titled "Holocaust Survivors: The Indestructible Spirit."

    The project, sponsored by Chapman University, unites interviews and images of local Holocaust survivors, with each illuminating the other, telling their stories from the war...

  • As she remembers it

    By Gina Nahai

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Do you write from memory? Someone always asks, and I become tongue-tied and uncertain, scrambling for the words, the ways to make believable what I know will sound bizarre -- a too-complicated response where all that is required is a simple "Yes" or "No" or "Sometimes; the rest is...
  • Stories and essays and pictures illuminate holiday

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "There are many lights in light," according to a line in the Talmud. Hillel's words refer to the blessing over the Havdalah candle, but can be applied no less to Chanukah.

    The most exquisite of new books for the season is not about Chanukah, but about light. An oversize volume, Sam...

  • A privilege to share

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Hanging above the sofa in the den of my next-door neighbor's house when I was a child was an old-fashioned family portrait painting; the figures in it looked stiff, the background was dark brown, muddied by time, and it was forbidding.

    But spookiest of all, the picture bore a...

  • Books: Ruth’s Garden of Secrets

    By Gaby Friedman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Eva Etzioni-Halevy, a Viennese-born Holocaust survivor, wants everyone to enjoy Bible stories as much as she does.

    "At a certain stage in my life I became religious, and I wanted to bring the Bible close to people's hearts," said the 72-year-old Israeli academician turned...

  • Books: Max Apple is a bard of the background

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    January 17, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Max Apple's people are the folks you might see having lunch at a local diner. There's Sidney Goodman, the carwash king of Las Vegas, and Jerome Feldman, the outgoing president of the Ohio Association of Independent Pharmacists, along with others who sell scrap metal, industrial...
  • Noah Bleich: A Man of Many Hats

    By Sarah Price Brown

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Noah Bleich
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Noah Bleich is standing at the entrance of an elementary school with a blue-and-white menorah on his head. Once again, he has...

  • Barri Evins: A Book Can Change the World

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "It is hard to convey the special sense of respect, dignity and approbation that can be conveyed by calling someone 'a real mensch,'" writes Leo Rosten in "The Joys of Yiddish." The Yiddish word infuses the basic German denotation -- "person" -- with an almost indefinable...

  • No Rat King, no fairies—just one ‘MeshugaNutcracker’

    By Dan Pine

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Not long ago, Scott and Shannon Guggenheim's 4-year-old daughter, Lily, looked up at them and asked when Santa would be bringing her Christmas presents.

    "To say that we, as creators of a Chanukah musical, were shocked is an understatement," recalls Shannon Guggenheim. "[Lily] is...

  • Holy Doubt

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion contains a story that most of us skipped in Hebrew school -- the story of Dina.

    Dina goes out to "see the daughters of the land."

    Shechem, the eponymous local prince, sees her, sleeps with her and vaye'aneha -- sexually forces or humiliates her.

    His...

  • Hitting the century mark doesn’t stop this translator

    By Jane Ulman

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Most afternoons, you can find Eva Zeitlin Dobkin working. Undaunted by the 100-year marker she passed last month, she pulls her wheelchair up to the hospital bed in the room she shares at the Jewish Home for the Aging -- her side is separated by a curtain -- and spreads her work out...
  • Books: Wrap up new worlds for your young readers

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Many inns throughout the Mid-Atlantic states claim that George Washington slept here or there, but a new book makes an altogether new claim about the first president: that he learned about Chanukah from a Polish-born soldier at Valley Forge in 1777, when he noticed the young man...
  • Theater: All in the ‘Herbicide’ family

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Emmy-winning writer Jay Kogen ("The Simpsons," "The Class" and other shows) is helping Herb Astrow go over the opening lines of his first solo stage performance.

    "Remember, it's an intimate evening with," Kogen tells him. "It's your party. So rather than just going into a story,...

  • Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 9, 2006 marks the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogroms throughout Germany and Austria, then incorporated into Germany, that set fire to the synagogues in towns and villages, pillaged Jewish shops, and led to the arrest and incarceration into concentration camps of...
  • Will kill for laughs

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Comics, that gifted, exclusive society of professional fools." -- Larry Gelbart in his book, "Laughing Matters"
     
    Stand-up comic Mark Schiff is sitting in his tiny office on Pico, near the Museum of Tolerance, talking about the time he played the Knesset.
     
    "I pointed to the...
  • British theater group Stan’s Cafe uses piles of rice to bring statistics to life

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm


     
    It's nearly impossible to comprehend very large numbers. Take the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. How does one go about understanding the magnitude of 6 million?
     
    One way would be to visit the Skirball Cultural Center, where the British theater company, Stan's Cafe...
  • Jews in the Military: High Holidays Under Fire

    By Jane Ulman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Who shall live and who shall die. Who shall reach the end of his days and who shall not.

    Ralph Goodman recited those words in a hillside tent in southeastern Belgium. Warren Zundell's "shul" was a patch of no-man's-land somewhere in North Korea. For Robert Cirkus, it was a jungle...

  • Finding Deeper Truths in Fiction—the Best About Israel

    By Alana Newhouse

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In recent weeks, many of us "Diaspora Jews" kept ourselves neck-deep in news from the Middle East: jumping out of bed to check the front page, keeping the television on all night, refreshing Web sites for the latest headlines. Of course, our routine paled in comparison to many...

  • Social Action Groups Fight for Cleaning Ladies’ Rights

    By Alice Alexiou

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I am sitting in a Brooklyn diner, having breakfast with Marlene Champion, 61, a tall, striking woman from Barbados. Champion makes her living as a domestic worker, and right now she works as a nanny caring for a 4-year-old girl in Brooklyn Heights.

    Champion is also an active...

  • Needed: Rational Discussion

    By Bill Boyarsky

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When David Lauter, the deputy foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times, began speaking to a crowd of about 400 at a Women's Alliance for Israel program last week, it was clear that most of the audience was out for his scalp, and not even the yarmulke he was wearing could save him....
  • Rosenbergs’ Granddaughter Tackles Washington ‘Hill’

    By Ivor Davis

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What do you do for an encore when your first work is a powerful, heart-wrenching documentary about the life of your notorious grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?

    The Rosenbergs were executed for spying for the Soviet Union in June 1953. Their personal story was told 51 years...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 19th

    Now extended through Sept. 30 is the Marvin Chernoff play, "Chaim's Love Song." In it, a 74-year-old Jewish man tells his life stories, tall tales and musings to a young blonde Iowan girl, whom he meets on a Brooklyn park bench.

    Lonny Chapman Group Repertory...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 19th

    Now extended through Sept. 30 is the Marvin Chernoff play, "Chaim's Love Song." In it, a 74-year-old Jewish man tells his life stories, tall tales and musings to a young blonde Iowan girl, whom he meets on a Brooklyn park bench.

    Lonny Chapman Group Repertory...

    Page 1     of 6 pages        1 2 3 >  Last ›
ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE