Jewish Journal

  • Songwriter Allen Shamblin on “The House that Built Me”

    By Orit Arfa

    April 24, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    When I was covering the forced expulsion of 9,000 Jews from their beautiful, established homes in Gush Katif, the “Harvest Belt” of Gaza, in the summer of August 2005, it amazed me how supporters of the “Disengagement” plan were so glib about the destruction of these homes,... read on

  • The Middle East Hunger Games

    By Orit Arfa

    April 23, 2012 | 11:41 am

    I don’t easily get sucked into the hype around popular young adult novels and their ensuing movies. I tried reading Twilight; the bookmark is still stuck inside somewhere. The story about a weepy, clumsy girl who pines for an unavailable vampire essentially 100 years her senior... read on