September 20, 2018

Jewish Journal

PARSHA: VAYETZE, Genesis 28: 10-12 “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. He came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night,
Demographic Study Would Aid Stories on L.A. Jews As a former Angeleno and current doctoral candidate studying the American Jewish community,
“Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,” Richard Avedon This portrait (March 1963), led by a young Julian Bond in Atlanta,
Call it the November dilemma. Every autumn, as we sit down to Thanksgiving meals, a lot of us find ourselves silently pondering the same question:
PARSHA: TOLDOT, Genesis 25: 21-23 “Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord responded to his plea,
New Look, New Content I cannot adequately express how impressed I am with the new “Back and Forth” feature. Civil but serious,
“The Jewess,” Amedeo Modigliani “The Jewess” (oil on canvas, 1908) was the first painting Modigliani exhibited after he moved to Paris in 1906.
For our Thanksgiving issue, the Journal is collecting stories of gratitude. Tell us about someone who did something that changed your life for the better —
While working as a pilot at Israel’s Air Force Academy and later on Israel’s Arrow anti-ballistic missile defense system, Assaf Glazer could not...
Rabbi Sarah Bassin Ari, we separate our movements based on our philosophical approaches to Judaism. Yet I feel that there is a disconnect...
PARSHA: CHAYEI SARA, Genesis 24:63-65 “And Isaac went out walking in the field toward evening and, looking up, he saw camels approaching.
Harvey Weinstein: Disgrace to Judaism I picked up a recent copy of the Journal, which I always look forward to reading. However, when I saw the photo of...
When I graduated high school, I chose to go to University of Toronto. It was close to home, and one of the best universities in the country.
Roosevelt Island is a curious spit of land in the East River, nestled between Manhattan and Queens. It began as farmland,
The old adage goes, “Two Jews, three opinions.” Well, what about 18 Jews? How about 18 Jewish leaders from around Los Angeles and the world?
“Bina,” Laura Ben-David “This little girl, clutching one of her few possessions, had made a long journey, moving with her family from Manipur, India,
“GER/The Stranger,” Ghiora Aharoni Using sacred text engraved on the sculpture’s glass beakers in Hebrabic/Arabrew© — an overlay of Hebrew...
Parsha Vayera, Genesis 21:10-13: “And Sarah said to Abraham, ‘Drive out this handmaid and her son, for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit...
Weinstein-Jewish Connection One of the few positive things to come out of the discovery of Harvey Weinstein’s serial predatory side is that all of the...
Since news broke in October of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged rampant sexual violence and assault, women have come out in force to tell their stories
“Titi,” Tzachi Yaffe Yityish “Titi” Aynaw is an Ethiopian-born Israeli model who won the title of Miss Israel in 2013. She is the first Ethiopian-born...
I lived my younger years with three anchors: to live in service, in adventure and in love. My service consisted of 60-plus years participating in many...
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