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  • Young U.S. Jews feel closer to Israel, studies find

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 13, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    Young American Jews have closer ties to Israel than ever before, while Israelis who have moved to the United States are raising the Jewish consciousness of all Jews in the New World.

    Such upbeat conclusions may run counter to more prevalent pessimistic pronouncements, but they...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 21, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    There is not a single Israeli who doesn't know Eskimo Limon (Lemon Popsicle), when about 20% of Israelis know it by heart. This 1978 cult film directed by Boaz Davidson became an essential part of the Israeli culture, and is being quoted on various opportunities since then.  The...

  • Report: Jewish youths attack Arab man in Jerusalem

    September 7, 2012 | 9:59 am

    Jewish youths reportedly assaulted an Arab man in Jerusalem in front of his Jewish friends.

    Israeli police said the attack happened Wednesday night in the city's Katamon neighborhood, The Jerusalem Post reported. The Arab, who is in his 20s, was walking with two Jewish friends...

  • Teen injured in school bus bombing in dire condition

    April 12, 2011 | 10:24 am

    The condition of an Israeli teenager injured in a Palestinian rocket attack on a school bus has worsened.

    Daniel Viflic’s condition was downgraded Tuesday to extremely critical and life threatening, according to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

    Five days after a rocket fired...

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  • Teen arrested after admitting to starting Israeli fire

    December 6, 2010 | 10:39 am

    A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest.

    The teen reportedly said he was smoking a nargila water pipe and threw a live coal into an open area before returning to school.

    The...

  • Local council elects L.A. teen

    April 21, 2010 | 11:32 am

    A 15-year old Orthodox Jewish girl has become the youngest elected public representative in Los Angeles.

    Rachel Lester, a sophomore at a Modern Orthodox high school, was elected last week to the South Robertson Neighborhood Council. She defeated her opponent, a college-educated...

  • Gaza Teen Reported Dead Returns Home Alive

    April 7, 2010 | 1:34 am

    A Gaza teen reported by Palestinian officials as killed by Israeli troops returned home alive. Mohammed al-Farmawi, 15, reportedly had been killed Tuesday during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli troops on the Gaza border during Land Day protests.

    Gaza health...

  • Canadian teen wanted for anti-Semitic graffiti

    March 18, 2010 | 11:40 am

    Calgary police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for an 18-year-old male over a slew of spray-painted anti-Semitic messages.

    The racist graffiti on mailboxes, signs at synagogues and a memorial for Holocaust survivors, which surfaced last November, included swastikas and the...

  • Briefs: Seeds of Peace extends past Summer; BBYO offers cash incentive for summer camps

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Seeds of Peace Extends Past Summer

    After a shaky start fighting over a girl they both liked, Joseph Katona, 19, a Jewish Angeleno, and Omar Dreidi, his 19-year-old Palestinian Arab bunkmate, formed a bond that would extend past the two summers they shared at a Seeds of Peace retreat...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Gad Elbaz and Alon de Loco in ‘Ha layla ze haz’man’—‘Tonight’s the Night’

    November 9, 2007 | 7:18 pm

    Two Israeli cliques— cool kids and Yeshiva students—somehow manage to ‘just get along’ in this hiphop music video from rappers Gad Elbaz and Alon de Loco in ‘Ha layla ze haz’man’—‘Tonight’s the Night’

  • Nation & World Briefs

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Upholds Contested Immigration Law

    Israeli Arabs are upset after Israel's top court upheld a controversial law that prevents Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs from living in Israel.

    By a vote of 6-5, the High Court of Justice on Sunday rejected petitions filed against the...

  • Why the iPod Generation Cares About Darfur

    By Jeff Goodman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The car horns sounded like a shofar practice session, a cacophony of long blasts and short toots with no particular meaning or purpose. And, thankfully, there was no traffic accident to be found.

    The blaring noise was instead a response to scores of protesters at the Federal Building...

  • Parental Dishonor

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    My Torah portion is the retelling and explanation of the Ten Commandments by Moses. A teacher of mine encouraged me to pick a commandment mentioned in my portion, and write about what it means to me. Five words instantly flew into my head: "Honor thy father and mother."

    You see, at...

  • Pipes Bring More Than Water

    By Marit Pearlman Shapiro

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Our aging yellow school bus slowly drove up a steep mountain in a verdant forest in Honduras. I wondered why the bus driver was stopping at a seemingly random spot on the worst road I have ever seen. There were coffee and cornfields left and right. A herd of cows meandered down the...

  • The Death of Cool

    By Rob Eshman

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Mel Levine once accompanied a group of sixth-graders on a field trip. During the fun and games, he asked them what weighed more heavily on them at the end of each day, academic pressures or social pressures.

    Social pressures, they called out at once, no question about it. "I'd...

  • Class Notes - A Ramah Reunion

    By Julie G Fax

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A group of 25 campers from Ramah of California's pilot summer in 1955 returned to camp this summer to kick off a yearlong celebration of Ramah's 50 years on the West Coast. The camp officially opened in 1956.

    Back then, there were 62 campers and 24 staff members. Tuition for the 10...

  • YM for the Bais Yaakov Set

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Teen magazines like YM or Seventeen are usually aimed at young girls who can spend hours contemplating the deeper questions of life like "How can I tell if he likes me?" or "Is 50 Cent hot or not?" But now from Los Angeles comes Shoshanim, the Orthodox girls' teen mag that dispenses...

  • Up Front

    By Journal Staff

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    JCC Wants a Few Good Maccabis



    The Jewish Community Center (JCC) is on the lookout for teen athletes who want to compete in the 2003 JCC Maccabi Games, a week-long international Jewish youth summer games competition, to be held Aug. 8 through Aug. 15.

    This year, 70 local...

  • Togetherness at Teen Shabbat

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The traffic-filled streets and overflowing parking lots of commercial office parks bordering John Wayne Airport empty fast on most Friday evenings.

    Occasionally, though, the traffic pattern at twilight is reversed. Such was the case earlier last summer at Baker and Redhill streets....

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