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How the Deadly Charlottesville Rally, the Reported Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Plot and More Underscore...

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Hours before the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee hosted a virtual panel on Oct. 8 on the upcoming landmark federal Sines v. Kessler case against...

Court Upholds Previous Ruling That Twin Son of Gay, Jewish, Married Couple Born Abroad...

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Both courts found that the State Department had wrongly interpreted the Immigration and Nationality Act.

What Ginsburg Meant to a Jewish UCLA Law Professor

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"Ginsburg was someone who was a model for many generations of law students and lawyers — [combining] scholarly precision with activism for social justice.”

Actress Tovah Feldshuh on Playing RBG and Meeting the Justice in Her Chambers

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"Ruth was a tiny woman but as they say in [Shakespeare’s] ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘though she be but little, she was fierce.’ "

Skirball Cultural Center Founder and President Rabbi Uri Herscher on Passing the Baton to...

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July 1, marks the day that Skirball Founding President and Chief Executive Uri Herscher hands over the reins of the cultural center to Jessie...

For Mother’s Day, Amy Klein Discusses Her Book on Infertility ‘The Trying Game’

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May 10 is Mother’s Day and while it’s a day to honor all mothers, it also behooves us to take a moment to remember...

An Appreciation: KCRW’s Matt Holzman and Me

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Matt Holzman died yesterday at the age of 56, after battling cancer.  You may not have known Matt personally, but if you ever listened to...

Quarantine Nation: Dispatches from the Jewish Journal

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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“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...

Gay Father Settles Suit Against Pressman Academy

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A gay Israeli father has settled an ongoing lawsuit against Temple Beth Am’s Pressman Academy. The man filed the suit against the school on Sept....

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

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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...
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