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...
August 15, 2012 | 11:00 am
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...
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...
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.
From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.
March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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...
August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm