Wednesday, July 8, 2020



Justice for Jonathan Pollard

The argument that Pollard was a spy, and that is all that matters, may be legally valid, but it is not morally valid.



Other VoicesThe Dating Game

Brief synopsis of my recent dating history.

Going Her Way

Haviva Kohl is two people. She is, at 18, the idealistic young woman, fresh from her high school graduation, eager to live her dreams. And she is, at 18, the toughened outsider, wise to the ways of the world, even a bit exhausted by it all.\n\nFor the past six years, Kohl has been on her own. Not because she had to be but because she wanted to be. It was the only way she could receive a Jewish education.

LettersJewish Education

Letters to the Editor.

The Boom Years

If you look out the window of Room 120 at Sinai Akiba Academy, you\'ll see a hole. The hole is the size of a city block.


Question: What do you get when you cross Hollywood, the Holocaust and Jewish communal fund-raising? Answer: Something exactly like last Wednesday night\'s Simon Wiesenthal National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Up Front

At the Dixieland Jubilee in Sacramento, the annual super bowl of jazz, the band that got the most ecstatic reception a couple of years ago was cradled a few thousand miles east of New Orleans.\n\nIt was the Jerusalem Jazz Band, whose members hail each other by such fine old Southern names as Boris, Mika, Shmulik, Stanislav and Aaron.

After the

The most astonishing account in Hector Feliciano\'s always-astonishing new nonfiction book, \"The Lost Museum\" (Basic Books), follows Adolf Hitler on a visit to the Paris Opera House on June 28, 1940, the Führer\'s first, and only, visit to the city.

Taking on the Bible

Remember that great scene in \"Inherit the Wind,\" when Clarence Darrow asks William Jennings Bryan if a book that details rape, incest, slaughter, nudity and sodomy should be banned? The fundamentalist Bryan answers, \"Of course!\" and Darrow, with a flourish, whips out a copy of the Bible and declares, \"Then you must ban this book!\"

Eastward Ho

From where Phillip Liff-Grieff sits -- literally -- the Jewish community is looking better all the time.\n

LettersPeace Now

Rob Eshman caught the mood of frustration and concern that was evident at Jerry Bubis\' home at a recent meeting of our local Peace Now leadership. This concern is born of the destructive strategies and tactics of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. With the change in election laws it is likely that Netanyahu will be in power for another three years. He has been called Israel\'s Teflon prime minister because so little of the accusations of sleaze, misjudgment and actions just this side of criminal sticks to him.\n

Filing His Claim

A payment slip from 1927, part of the documentary evidence to support Freddy Jackson\'s claim. Sitting in the Fairfax Avenue deli where he worked for four decades of his life, Freddy Jackson reflects on his chances of getting the millions of dollars due him.

UJ Layoffs

The last days of the Passover holiday brought a shocking message to 14 faculty and staff members at the University of Judaism: They\'re laid off.

New Articles

Hatzalah Zoom Call on Anti-Semitism Zoombombed With Pornographic Images

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After Less Than a Year, Senior Rabbi Ben Goldstein Leaves Beit T’Shuvah

The Jewish residential addiction treatment center and congregation in Los Angeles — sent out an email stating that Rabbi Ben Goldstein had left.

Civil Rights Groups Leading the Facebook Ad Boycott Met With Mark Zuckerberg. They Say Nothing Has Changed.

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Benny Gantz Enters Quarantine as Israel Hits Highest Total of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel recorded more than 1,300 new cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours ending on Wednesday morning, its highest total since...

DoorDash, Other Businesses Cut Ties With Toronto Restaurant Over ‘Zionists Not Welcome’ Post

DoorDash and numerous other businesses have followed Uber Eats in cutting ties with a Toronto restaurant over a post saying that Zionists aren’t welcome. On...

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