In July of 2001, Reb Mimi Feigelson boarded a plane at Ben Gurion Airport bound for Los Angeles, where a full-time job at a...
As a linguist who studies Yiddish-influenced English, I’ve had a busy week. As soon as Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee with...
“I want everyone to be a LeBron James.” It’s early January, and Jay Sanderson is talking in his corner office on the 11th floor of...
It was worst on her birthdays. Most of the time, Olga (her name and other identifying details have been changed for her protection) could...
Richard is 18, has four kids under the age of 3 and is doing time at Camp David Gonzales in Malibu for probation violations...
Linda Sanders needed some old Yiddish music to cheer up a 98-year-old woman she visited regularly, and she knew just where to find the obscure recordings — at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles, in The Jewish Federation building on Wilshire Boulevard.
Amid the cascade of bad economic news of the past few months, five Jewish high schools in Los Angeles received some good news last week.
\" , , , Forces that have been impatient with the pace of reform feel that they have won a victory, because they were never entirely sold on Superintendent Brewer, although he vigorously defends his record . . .\"
Funnye, 56, has dedicated his life to chiseling away at the conventional, but increasingly inaccurate, conception of who is a Jew.
Capers Funnye has a lot in common with his cousin-in-law, Barack Obama: They have both shattered longstanding barriers and are both committed to reaching across traditional divides.
The Diller Tikkun Olam Award is presented annually to five 13- to 19-year-old Californians who have exhibited passion and leadership in tikkun olam, improving the world.
Now that the election is over and campaign exaggerations can give way to reality, in schools, and everywhere else, people are making efforts to put things back into perspective. While a lot of healing may still be needed before that sort of unity can move beyond a Saturday night at the beach, one uniting factor all agree on is that this election brought a new level of political awareness and passion across party lines and across ages.
Seeking to accentuate Jewish traditions that place a premium on ethical integrity, Los Angeles Orthodox rabbis are encouraging local businesses to sign up for a new seal of certification that ensures employers are treating workers fairly and humanely
Imagine LA coordinators work with facility case managers and faith partners to determine the family\'s needs and set up a plan for independent living.
\"You hear so much from autism organizations about what a horrible disease this is and how the parents have been robbed of their children, yada, yada, yada, and I suppose on a certain level that is true,\" Jacob told me, typing the words on a special keyboard that allows him to fully express his ideas. \"But I refuse to live the rest of my life believing I am a defective human being. I have gifts and talents and challenges just like everyone else, and I have the same desire for connection and a need to be treated with dignity and respect.\"
Are Hebrew-language charter schools the answer to the tuition crisis, or a threat to both Jewish education and American values?
For some, it is a spiritual moment of human dignity finally resting upon everyone. For others, it is a sign that society is being sucked into an eddy of moral dissolution.
The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.
One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."
A Google Search for ‘Jewish Baby Strollers’ Yields Anti-Semitic Images. An Extremist Campaign May Be to Blame
The campaign appears to stem from 4chan.
"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.
“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”