Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Taboo

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Stage dramedy tackles interfaith marriage taboo

    August 15, 2012 | 11:00 am

    If you take Israel out of the equation, there’s little in the Jewish world that gets people as riled up as the idea of intermarriage. For most secular and liberal Jews, intermarriage, which once carried a huge social stigma, has become more acceptable. Visit any Reform synagogue in...

  • Keira Knightley on (early 20th Century) Jews and Aryans in Love

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 26, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    Keira Knightley phoned me on a rare day off from shooting her next film, “Anna Karenina,” to discuss her portrayal of a very different kind of fraught heroine in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” now in theaters. In this period drama based on true events, Knightley...

  • Webcast: Shamsian breaking taboos in L.A.’s Iranian Jewish community

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 17, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    During the course of the last 20 years, Dr. Iraj Shamsian has been one Los Angeles’ most outspoken Iranian American psychologists and experts in drug addiction. Originally hailing from the Iranian Jewish community, Shamsian was once an addict himself at one time living on skid row...

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Death and violence in the community (taboo?)

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 2, 2008 | 12:21 am

    Local Iranian Jewish community leaders on recent incidents of violence in the community and the traditional taboo on discussing the topic.

    http://jewishjournal.com/audio/IAJPodCast20080429.mp3

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Iranians Facing Up to Drug Abuse Taboo

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Raymond P., a 28-year-old Iranian Jew, was a full-fledged member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang. He sold drugs and suggests that he may have participated in violent crimes. He doesn't want to talk about specifics but explains by saying he was desperate to pay...

  • The Circuit

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Fun Way to Fund

    Dancing, networking, pool playing, raffle bidding and martini drinking were the main themes of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) highly successful Young Leaders Summer Soiree fundraising party. Proceeds from the Aug. 11 event at Gotham Hall went toward the ADL's...

  • Cancer and Secrets

    By Homa Shadpour-Michaelson

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I have cancer. It's thyroid cancer, which has metastasized. In every bone in my body there is a tumor eating it from the inside out.

    That's why I was at the Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center on June 25, 2003, having a bone infusion. I sat there on one of those comfortable chairs...

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE