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Kelly Hartog

124 ARTICLES

Quarantine Nation: Dispatches from the Jewish Journal

As the coronavirus continues to spread, we are learning on the fly how to best adapt our Jewish practices in the time of COVID-19....

Yeshiva University Los Angeles Girls High Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Attending AIPAC

A Yeshiva Girls High School Los Angeles (YULA) student who attended the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference on March 1-3 in...

Limmud Festival: A Feast for Jews From All Walks of Life

The worldwide global phenomenon known as Limmud that offers hundreds of sessions on Jewish life to thousands of participants began with a handful of...

Skirball Cultural Center Founder and President Rabbi Uri Herscher on Passing the Baton to Bet Tzedek’s Jessie Kornberg

It’s hard to imagine that the 15-acre site housing the Skirball Cultural Center at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains didn’t exist 24...

My Country Is Burning

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains Of rugged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. — Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968) Every Australian kid was taught “My...

‘Frozen’ at the Pantages: It Doesn’t Have to Be Jewish

Let’s face it, there’s nothing particularly Jewish about the Disney musical “Frozen.” Unless you count Idina Menzel and Josh Gad, both of whom appeared...

Anti-Semitism Town Hall in Beverly Hills Dec. 18

Following the attack on Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills on Dec. 14, The Israeli-American Civic Action Network is hosting a Town Hall for Action...

‘Sisters in Law’ Goes Inside the Hearts and Minds of Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg

As the first women on the United States Supreme Court, what would conservative Sandra Day O’Connor and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg have discussed behind...

Remembering Ruby and Hart Campbell

The most up-to-date statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in October 2018, revealed that drunk drivers killed almost 11,000 people in...

Chabad Coordinating Hurricane Relief Efforts for the Bahamas

Days before Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, Rabbi Sholom Bluming of Chabad of Nassau flew to Miami. He did so to help coordinate relief...

Israel Helps Yazidi Women Heal From ISIS Trauma

Five years ago, the images that filled our television news screens were of the horrific executions perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS) against the...

Spilling Ink Instead of Spilling Tears

My job entails juggling multiple tasks, including editing many of the stories you see in this paper. I also proofread every page before we...

Yiddish Theater Rises from the Ashes in ‘Indecent’

The production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” is, at its core, an homage to Yiddish theater. You’d be forgiven, however, if at...

Tovah Feldshuh Returns to ‘Golda’s Balcony’ on Film

When Tovah Feldshuh accidentally called me instead of Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Executive Director Hilary Helstein a couple of weeks ago, we had...

Frank Gehry’s Vision for the World’s Jewish Museum in Tel Aviv

Sunlight streams through the skylight in the space that serves as a boardroom in Frank Gehry’s sprawling offices in Playa Vista. The room is...

Hakeem Jeffries: Majority of House Caucus Democrats Are Pro-Israel

WASHINGTON D.C.: “I represent the ninth most African American district in the country and the 14th most Jewish.” This was just one of the...

The Power of Pro-Israel Latina Leaders

Washington, D.C.: Why would Latina women be so invested in supporting Israel? Four Latina women who spoke at this year’s AIPAC conference, laid out...

Israeli Media Outlets Scrutinize U.S. Media Coverage of the Jewish State

WASHINGTON D.C.: United States media coverage of Israel causes plenty of division among Jews within America. But what do journalists based in Israel think...

AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr: Stand Up to Anti-Israel Critics

WASHINGTON DC: Amidst cheers and applause, the opening session of the 2019 AIPAC conference began, as expected, with a variety of people speaking about...

Coming to Terms With Terror in ‘The Last Heaven on Earth’

“We thought we were the last heaven on Earth but we woke up to a new reality.” Rabbi Natti Friedler, senior rabbi of Auckland Hebrew...

Update: Judge Grants Citizenship to Twin Son of Local Jewish Same-Sex Couple

On Feb. 21, a Los Angeles federal judge ruled that the son of a local Jewish same-sex couple previously denied U.S. citizenship will now...

Shooting Outside Etz Jacob Synagogue in L.A., Security Guard Arrested

Update: Feb. 15 - 8:30 a.m. A security guard at Etz Jacob synagogue/ Ohel Chana Girls High School has been arrested on suspicion of assault...

Jewish Agency Partners With PR4PR in Puerto Rico For At-Risk Kids

Last July, the Journal headed to Puerto Rico to take a look at how Jewish organizations were helping residents on the island in the...

Los Angeles Jewish Boy in Super Bowl Commercial

February is Disability Month, and Microsoft is highlighting kids with disabilities using its adaptive controller to play video games in its upcoming Super Bowl...

Women’s March LA and D.C. Women’s March, Inc. Aren’t the Same Org

For those on the fence about whether to participate in the upcoming Women’s March Los Angeles on Jan. 19, Women’s March Los Angeles (WMLA)...

Former AIPAC President Larry Weinberg Dies at 92

https://youtu.be/UY-t4lyBVRo   Lawrence (Larry) Jay Weinberg, the former founder and first owner of the Portland Trailblazers and a major contributor to the founding of the American...

Acclaimed Israeli Author and Peace Activist Amos Oz Dies at 79

Renowned author and Israel Prize winner Amos Oz died Friday following a short battle with cancer. He was 79. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger announced his...

‘Tzeva Adom’: The Little Film That Could

In a short video clip in May of this year, Los Angeles director Michael Horwitz is chatting with Israeli actress Shani Atias. Producer Todd...

Rabbi Jonathan Klein Leaves CLUE Amid Allegations of Abuse; Calls Allegations ‘False’

After 10 years as executive director for the nonprofit Clergy & Laity for Economic Justice in Los Angeles, Rabbi Jonathan Klein resigned from the...

Rabbi Jonathan Klein Leaves CLUE Amid Rumors of Abuse

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 15, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) sent out a perfunctory email stating that Executive...

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Aliza Marton’s Jewish Fine Art

Los Angeles artist Aliza Marton was raised in an artistic family. But after she got married, she focused on raising her own family and...

Israel Cordons Off Heavily Infected Orthodox Suburb

Israeli security forces cordoned off the city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, and are enforcing a total lockdown there.

Palestinian Incitement Continues Unabated, Despite Israeli Assistance Regarding COVID-19

In just the last month alone, Israel transferred millions of shekels to the Palestinian Authority and has facilitated the entry of thousands of Palestinian...

Israeli Missile-Production Line Starts Churning Out Much-Needed Ventilators

“We are operating in a challenging time, and in a global ‘war’ to acquire the necessary components and fulfill our mission,” said Udi Kantor, CEDO of Inovytec.

Forgot How Good ‘The Prince of Egypt’ Is? Well, Now It’s On Hulu.

Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the first installation of...
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