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Rabbis of LA | Repairing the World With Paul Kipnes

When Rabbi Paul Kipnes was a teenager, he met rabbis who inspired him and started him on his spiritual journey.

The Tuskegee Airmen and the Bombing of Auschwitz

What is not widely known is that the history of the Tuskegee pilots is connected to the controversy over the Roosevelt administration’s refusal to bomb Auschwitz. 

Why I Love Cops More Than Ever

By compelling spineless leaders across the country to diminish our law enforcement, would-be revolutionaries got a lot more than they bargained for.

ADL, JFed, Hold Press Conference with Law Enforcement on Colleyville

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Federation (JFed) of Greater Los Angeles held a joint press conference with law enforcement on January 21 about the hostage crisis in Colleyville, TX on January 15.

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Even if we do harbor a lingering fear of those who hate us, the haters of all people don’t deserve to know that.
A slew of flyers that seem to be accusing Jews of being tied to the anti-vaccine movement were found at multiple schools in Santa Monica on January 13.

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FBI Calls Colleyville Hostage Crisis “A Hate Crime and Act of Terrorism” in Press Conference

FBI Special Agent in Charge at the Dallas Field Office Matthew DeSarno called the January 15 hostage crisis at a synagogue in Colleyville, TV “a hate crime and act of terrorism” at a January 21 press conference.

Local Jewish Women Organize Brianna Kupfer Memorial

On January 13, 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer was stabbed to death while working alone at Croft House on La Brea Avenue in Hancock Park. Allegedly,...

Campus Double Standards and the Need to Protect Jewish and Zionist Students

The anti-Zionist motivated verbal harassment of Jewish and pro-Israel students is generally treated as free speech and ignored or downplayed by school administrators, while similarly harassing speech directed at other minority groups is addressed promptly and vigorously, with the harassers duly disciplined.

UN Passes Israel-Sponsored Resolution Condemning Holocaust Denial

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution sponsored by Israel on January 20 denouncing Holocaust denial.

Texas Synagogue Terrorist Said in 2021 He Wanted to Kill Jews, Report Says

The Jewish Chronicle (JC) reported on January 20 Malik Faisal Akram, who held four hostages at gunpoint inside a synagogue in Colleyville, TX, on January 15, said in 2021 that he wanted to kill Jews.

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As Long as Jews Succeed, They Will Attract Hate

It’s possible that even without this nefarious view of the all-powerful Jew, there is enough in “Jewish success” to fuel plenty of envy and Jew-hatred.

The Hostage Crisis and My Conversation with God

If worrying were an Olympic event, Jews would always carry home the gold like Kenyans almost always win the Boston Marathon.

From Santa Monica to Colleyville

The devil went down to Texas last weekend, but on the way, he stopped in Santa Monica. 

Grateful for Gratitude

I used to complain constantly. When I’d wake up in the morning after a bad night of sleep and stub my toe on the way to the bathroom, I’d think “here we go,” and decide that everything else that day was going to go wrong as well. 

Five Lessons from Colleyville

I, for one, am treating the hostage attack in Colleyville as if Jews had been killed, because they easily could have, and as a reminder to not brush off this moment of time in American Jewish history.

Spinning Thread vs. Spinning Tales: Agnon’s Spin on Desecrating Shabbat

Every Friday afternoon before Shabbat, S.Y. Agnon would prepare a sign to hang on his front door.

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Israel

In Israel, Pharma-Food Tech Collab Looks to Corner Cultured Meat Market

A unique new partnership between two Israeli companies aims to beef up the alternative protein industry as soon as next year.

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“It Is Burning”: A Reminder of our Past and Present

The sad truth is that antisemitism has reared its ugly head in the United States and around the world in recent decades and not only has it happened more often, but also it has become normalized, ignored, forgiven.

The Farmer’s Market Still Delivers

The Farmer’s Market, now surrounded by the razzle-dazzle Grove shopping center, has been a source of solace for me since I moved to LA in the early eighties.

“Stop Making This About You,” Media Says to Jews After Attack On Jews

It takes a special kind of assurance to announce that attacking Jews because they are Jews, inside of their Jewish sanctuary, along with their chief Jewish official, is actually “not related” to the Jewish community.

Dangerous Tales Told by Palestinian Authority

If Jewish history has taught us anything, it is that when our enemies speak, we should listen. Paying attention to what they say, particularly...

Crime and its Non-Punishments

Criminal laws are written by legislatures. District attorneys are charged with enforcing them. They are required to uphold the rule of law, and not serve as the enablers of lawlessness. 

JJ Podcast Network

Do Jew Haters Deserve to See Us Afraid?

 Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Does it help the fight against antisemitism to show the haters your fears?...

Mindy and Mandy Moved Us While Oscars Snoozed Us

After briefly breaking down the Oscars, the Bagels compare it to the Jewish community after COVID (of course) and wonder if the trailers for "In The...

Rabbi Doctor Daniel Friedman: Talmud For Regular Folks

Author and speaker Daniel Friedman shares transformative wisdom from our Sages, as well as surprising research from his doctoral thesis on American Christian attitudes...

Leah and Menachem Gottesman: Not At Risk

Shmuel Rosner chats with Leah and Menachem Gottesman about their book: "Not at Risk: Education as a Work of Heart." Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

This Isn’t About Kamala, It’s About America

I was sad to hear about Kamala Harris and the student incident. Not because I’m worried about the support for Israel, but because I’m worried about the state of America.

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Luscious Legacies: Kosher Cookbook With a Twist

“Luscious Legacies Cookbook: L’Dor V’Dor: From Generation to Generation” is designed to inspire, as well as nourish.

Jewish Women’s Repertory Company Creates Songs from Home

When a worldwide lockdown takes you away from something you love, what do you do? Simple. You find a way to do it anyway.

Martin Kove, from Brooklyn to the Wild West and “Cobra Kai”

Don’t tell actor Martin Kove that he plays the villain in the Netflix series, “Cobra Kai.”

Stylishly Ever After: Decorating Tips for Couples

Whether you’ve just moved in with your special someone or have been married or living together for years, you may come across a problem they don’t talk always about in couples therapy: decorating.

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