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Friday, June 5, 2020

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Jay Firestone

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Old Jews Telling Jokes – Emissions

God, I love these videos. <embed src="http://blip.tv/play/gp0J8YYqkegl " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="415" height="262" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"> <a href="http://www.oldjewstellingjokes.com/ " title="Ronnie Busch delivers a good one." target="_blank">Old Jewish Telling Jokes If you...

[VIDEO] Holocaust Survivor Identifies Herself in Museum Photo

It’s not so unusual to casually surf websites like Facebook and MySpace and find random photos of yourself on other people’s profiles.  But when...

Jewish Group: Long-Awaited Bashir Arrest Is a “Window of Opportunity”

This is a statement made by Jewish World Watch president Janice Kamenir-Reznik and JWW executive director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug. March 4, 2009 In an unprecedented...

Meshugene Men – It’s How Mad Men Does Purim

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EgztF8Fp160&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"> Advertising genius and mystery man, Dan Draperberg unravels the secrets of making mayonnaise the next herring or...

LIVE VIDEO: Diversity and LGBT Inclusion in the Jewish World

On Sunday night, March 1, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the American Jewish University. Tune in at 7:10 p.m. to watch a panel discussion from the “Welcoming Synagogues Project: Strategic Convening.” Moderated by Dr. Caryn Aviv of Jewish Mosaic and University of Denver, the panel will discuss gender/sexual diversity and inclusion in the Jewish community, emphasizing success stories, challenges, and lessons learned.

LIVE VIDEO – Survival of a Jewish Nonprofit

On Thursday morning, Feb. 19, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. to watch...

JewishJournal.com LIVE: Survival of a Jewish Nonprofit

On Thursday morning, Feb. 19, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. At around 8:40 am, tune in to watch “The Lean Years: Strategies for Survival,” a conference dedicated to creating a greater conversation about surviving the economic crisis as a Jewish nonprofit.

National Hug a Jew Day!!!

Have you hugged a Jew lately?  If not, you might have missed a golden opportunity.  On Monday Feb. 2, Jews around the world embraced...

Old Jews Telling Jokes [VIDEO]

I just came across this site and it’s as simple as it is brilliant: <a href="http://www.oldjewstellingjokes.com/ " title="Old Jews Telling Jokes">Old Jews Telling Jokes.  I...

Protesters Block Entrances to Israeli Consulate [VIDEO]

At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, six people from the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together using piping chain-link to blockade the entrance to the Israeli Consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard on Los Angeles’ Westside.

Protesters disrupt consulate work flow

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3JKYaKOiz54&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone Here’s a look at yet another protest outside the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire...

[VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood – Jan. 11, 2009

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/t5svI7AZ9RY&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> Video by Jay Firestone Huge numbers gathered together in Westwood outside the Federal Building on Sunday afternoon, January...

[VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood – Jan. 7, 2009

A pro-Israel rally in Westwood brings adults and teenagers together in ruach, advocacy and support for Israel. Though no counter protest was present, several...

VIDEO: Gaza raids bring Hamas picketers to Israel Consulate

Pro-Hamas and pro-Israel demonstrators at the Israeli Consulate

Protesters rally outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles

With about 500-600 pro-Palestinian demonstrators and about 250 Israel supporters (my estimates), this was one of the more heated <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6--vDaWM7Is&feature=channel_page " title="protests">protests I’ve been...

VIDEO: Guinness Book great dreidel spin in Santa Monica

Can The Santa Monica Synagogue break the Guinness Book of World Record’s record for most simultaneous dreidel spins?  We go to Simcha Monica to...

Jamie Sneider’s ‘Jewish Woman’ ain’t your bubbe’s 2009 calendar [VIDEO]

Racy, tongue-in-cheek calendars are also an inspiration for Jamie Sneider, whose photos appear on every page of the \"Jamie Sneider: Year of the Jewish Woman\" calendar for 2009

The great T-shirt circumciser

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0wL8k__63ho&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">   Here’s a great video by my friend and colleague, Orit Arfa and filmed by the amazing JewishJournal.com...

Got a light? Pass the candle

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KsBbTyak59I&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> A Chanukah video collaboration and I wasn’t involved?  Shame on me.  If I had been on my...

VideoGuide to L.A. – Volume 5 – Jew vs. Wild

Volume V: Jew vs. Wild <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SGBOcWuBUT8&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> One of the main reasons I moved to Los Angeles was for the...

L.A. Times protest – I was there

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/nx5N2n24x2k&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> This morning I went to shoot a protest outside the Los Angeles Times in downtown L.A.  Enraged...

Hey, Hipster Jew — you probably think this book is about you

If you count yourself among the Heebsters and Sheebsters, you\'re proud to be a Jew and have no reservations when it comes to flaunting your J-bling. If this is all new to you, welcome to the world of hipster Jews.

VideoGuide to L.A. – Volume 4 – The Hollywood Dream

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/s6uq9kNFaXc&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> Volume IV: The Hollywood Dream This segment could arguably fit into Volume III, but given its significance to the...

VideoGuide to L.A. – Volume 3 – Jewish L.A.

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/AX6EIjo7HuA&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> Volume III: Jewish L.A.—Online Oct. 17 With one of the largest Jewish populations in the country, Angelenos don’t hesitate...

VideoGuide to L.A. – Volume 2 – driving

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/G2gQqfEdB7M&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> The other key to enjoying this city is, of course, your car. When I moved out West, I...

Czech Republic surprises with Jewish treasures

Birthplace of Theodore Herzl, Franz Kafka and Sigmund Freud, this increasingly progressive country is trying to shed the specter of the Nazi and Soviet occupations and embrace its Jewish past and present to bolster tourism, an important part of its national economy.

VideoGuide to L.A. – Volume 1 – looking the part

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/5tebVkN0NoY&hl=en&fs=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> In this how-to style segment, I reveal the most important aspects of visiting Los Angeles: fitting in. Because...

VideoJew’s VideoGuide to L.A. #1 — How to look like an Angeleno

VideoJew Jay Firestone reveals the most important aspects of visiting Los Angeles: fitting in

The Fall Season: VideoJew’s VideoGuide to Los Angeles

I\'ve decided to offer help to others who feel as lost as I once did ... with my VideoGuide to Los Angeles, launching online today.

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CA to Allow Bars, Gyms, Schools, Sporting Events to Reopen June 12

California will start allowing bars, gyms, schools, summer camps and professional sporting events to start reopening on June 12. The Associated Press reported the state...

Meet the Boogaloo Bois, the Violent Right-Wing Extremists Who (Mostly) Don’t Hate the Jews

There are men showing up to the George Floyd protests in body armor and Hawaiian shirts and they want to start a civil war.

Israeli BDS Activist Seeking Asylum in Canada Will Be Deported Back to Israel

An Israeli activist who had tried to claim asylum in Canada as a refugee is getting deported back to Israel.

Jewish Federation of L.A. Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ From Government Officials to Hold Police Accountable

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFLA) will not tolerate system racism or police brutality within the Jewish community or any community. In its...

How Jews Can Be Better Allies to Black Americans

Many Jews are looking to be better allies against racism. Here's how.
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