Jewish Journal

  • VIDEO: What do the Chinese think of Jews?

    By Alison Klayman

    August 3, 2008 | 4:03 am

    With the Olympics about to begin and international participants from all over the world arriving, Beijing is about to experience an influx of people from all walks of life- and that includes some Jewish folks in the mix. JTA’s China correspondent Alison Klayman goes out to Houhai lake to ask the question: What do Beijingers think of the Jews?


  • Munich massacre survivor still carries Olympic scars

    By Chanan Tigay

    July 31, 2008 | 1:50 am

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—The Munich Olympics were meant to be a defining moment in Dan Alon’s life—but not the way they turned out.

    Alon was one of five Israeli athletes who escaped the 1972 massacre of Israel’s Olympic team by Palestinian terrorists.

    Thirty-six years later, he still...

  • Olympics 2008: Swimmers lead U.S. Jewish contingent

    By Marc Brodsky

    July 31, 2008 | 1:49 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—For Jason Lezak, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Garrett Weber-Gale, the marketing possibilities are endless—perhaps “The Three Chaverim” or “Jews in the Pool.”

    All three Jewish sprinters are hoping to make a splash as part of the U.S. men’s swimming team heading...

  • Hot pot dinner bonds two very different ‘believers’ in China

    By Alison Klayman

    July 31, 2008 | 12:14 am

    Being treated to a hot pot meal is one of my most dreaded social situations in China.

    Hot pot is like Chinese fondue. A large pot of meat stock bubbles in the center of the table, and fresh meat, fish, vegetables and tofu are dropped inside. You dip the cooked foods in a sesame sauce...

  • Southland Olympians go for the gold

    By Lee Barnathan

    July 31, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Several Jewish Olympians due to compete in Beijing are either from Southern California or have ties to the area. If any of them medal in their respective events, they will join a long list of Jewish Angelenos who have enjoyed the spotlight of the Olympic awards ceremony.

    Perhaps the...

  • Rabbi reports from Saudi interfaith conclave: We must seize the moment

    By Rabbi David Rosen

    July 30, 2008 | 3:30 am

    MADRID (JTA) -- When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced his intention some three months ago to reach out to the leaders of the main religions of the world to convene an interfaith dialogue and to work together to address major global challenges, there was no shortage of...
  • Freshly-ordained Ugandan rabbi gets ball rolling on returning home

    By Roberto Loiederman

    July 17, 2008 | 12:45 am

    Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the first black sub-Saharan rabbi ordained at an American rabbinical school, has had a very busy time since returning to Uganda in June, after not having lived there for five years. Among other activities, the American Jewish University graduate recently...

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