Jewish Journal


By Bob English

December 3, 2015 | 8:59 pm

Bob English, my old friend and former esteemed UCLA colleague, now the poet laureate of Santa Barbara, has composed the following poem in honor of the... More.

  • Oscar slights ‘Jewish’ documentaries

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 1, 2015 | 10:07 pm

    A dozen documentary feature films on Jewish and Israeli topics, vying for Oscar glory, were largely eliminated on Tuesday (Dec. 1) when the Academy of... More.

  • Inhale Harmonica

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2015 | 9:34 am

    Cast of “Inhale Harmonica” as members of a highly dysfunctional hillbilly family whose life is turned upside down by the  visit of a mysterious stranger. Nan Tepper (front right in rocking chair) plays the profane matriarch of the clan. The play by Nathan Wellman runs through Nov. 15 at the Studio Stage, 520 N. Western Ave in Los Angeles. For tickets and information, phone (800) 838-3006 or visit www.SkyPilotTheatre.com

  • Romance in the computer age

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2015 | 9:58 am

    Love conquers mixups, fake messages, old age, young age, deli food and even computer glitches in Hindi Brooks fast-paced comedy “Romance.com.” 

    Joining in the action are, from left, Olivia Henry, Michael J. Silver, Marcia Rodd, Joseph Michael Harris and Bart Braverman.

    Directed by Howard Teichman, the West Coast Jewish Theatre production at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles has been extended through Nov. 29. For tickets visit www.wcjt.comor phone (323) 821-2449.

  • Aviator who fought for U.S. and Israel, dies

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 11, 2015 | 2:05 pm

    Aviator Leon Frankel, who fought for the United States in World War II and for the nascent state of Israel in 1948, died Oct. 7 at 92 and was buried the... More.

  • LA judge sentences ‘Israeli crime boss’ to 32 years

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 2, 2015 | 12:08 am

    Moshe Matsri, headlined in the local media as an “Israeli crime leader,” was sentenced Friday (July 31) to 32 years in prison for drug trafficking,... More.

  • Spielberg sells pad for $26 million

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 19, 2015 | 10:06 pm

    Top filmmaker Steven Spielberg reaped his reward for hard work and soaring housing prices by selling his housing compound in Malibu, bordering the... More.

  • Is L.A. cosmopolitan, or what?

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 21, 2015 | 2:13 pm

              For this week’s municipal election in Los Angeles, the city clerk informed voters that they could receive election material in Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

    New York, London, Paris, Tokyo – eat your hearts out.

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