Jewish Journal

  • Jelvis bridges rhythm ‘n’ Jews

    By Jay Firestone

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    He's appeared in numerous wedding photos. He's performed around the world, from divey bars to swanky casinos. He's even parachuted onto the Vegas Strip.

    Now prepare for Elvis to attempt his most outrageous and exotic performance yet -- lighting the Chanukah candles.

    Jelvis, the...

  • Beit LosCon greets Shabbat, geek style

    By Adam Wills

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Even if you've never been to a sci-fi convention, you could probably guess what you'd encounter. And likely you wouldn't be too far off.

    Fanboys and fangirls turn up at a 'con' to learn behind-the-scenes details of favorite franchises, and many come dressed in character, sporting...

  • Shalom, sports fans—it’s time for some respect!

    By Roy Eitan

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    After decades of dealing with war and terrorism, Israel appears to be waking up to a new security threat: sports hooliganism.

    Back-to-back incidents of extreme unruliness by soccer and basketball fans have stirred debate here over whether violence somehow has become innate to the...

  • Girlz in the hood

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Miriam' and 'Shoshana' live in the Pico-Robertson area. They're seniors at a religious girls' school, they study Torah, dress modestly and keep the Sabbath.

    But Miriam and Shoshana are not your ordinary Orthodox girls. They rap. They use foul language. They fantasize about...

  • Rescuing Torah scrolls—I guess it runs in the family

    By Brooks Herman

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With hurricane-force winds blowing a wall of flames in from the desert, I received a phone call from Rabbi Mathew Earne early the morning of Oct. 22. My wife, Joanna, and I were quickly packing up our most valuable belongings. Our 16-month-old son, Jacob, was running a fever of 103...
  • People in glass houses shouldn’t throw ... holiday cards?

    By Tom Tugend

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It is not easy these days to be a satirist, particularly a political satirist. By the time you imagine a far-out scenario with fantastical dialogue, the morning paper reports your hilarious takeoff as straight news.

    We owe the following report to B'nai B'rith Canada, which regularly...

  • Yes, it <I>is</I> your bubbe's Web address!

    By Adam Wills

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Internet is a worldwide phenomenon, and yet the dominant language for online traffic has been English. If you want to navigate around the World Wide Web with a browser, you must have command of the Latin alphabet -- even if you primarily read and write in Chinese, Japanese,...

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