Jewish Journal

Muhammad Ali pleaded for Daniel Pearl’s life

By  Tom Tugend

June 4, 2016 | 10:13 pm

Muhammad Ali trains at his Pennsylvanian mountain retreat in Owigsburg, Penn., on Aug. 27, 1974. Photo by Action Images/MSI/Reuters

When Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in January 2002, the most famous American Muslim of the day pleaded... More.

  • Walter Kohn, refugee and Nobel Laureate, dies at 93

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 29, 2016 | 12:36 pm

    Nobel Prize winner Walter Kohn, who fled Nazi-ruled Austria one month before the start of World War II, died April 19 at his home in Santa Barbara. He... More.


    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.

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