Thursday, July 2, 2020


E. Randol Schoenberg


How I Found My Jewish Ancestors in Prague

For my presentation at the next Jewish genealogy conference scheduled for August 2020 in San Diego, I decided to be optimistically ambitious. Using original...

How I Discovered My Cousin, the Dodger

A couple years ago, after center fielder Joc Pederson spectacularly debuted with the Los Angeles Dodgers, I decided to look into his family tree. What...

Trump order flouts American principles

Like most Jews whose family history features flights from persecution, I have a soft spot for refugees, the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”...

Latest news

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Gives $8.5 Million to Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced on July 2 that the rest of its 2020 institutional grantmaking will go to...

Gold Statue of Convicted Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Appears in Downtown Albuquerque

(JTA) — A statue of the late convicted sex offender Jefferey Epstein appeared in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group responsible for the prank said...

Black Lives Matter Demonstrators in DC Chant ‘Israel, We Know You, You Murder Children, Too’

Chants also alternated between “Black lives matter!” and “Palestinian lives matter!”

Pompeo Urges UN to Permanently Extend Iran Arms Embargo

In July 1 remarks to reporters, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations to extend the arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. Pompeo...