November 21, 2018

Cover Story

Every January, Harris Tulchin, a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer and producer, travels to Park City, Utah, to attend the annual...
In ancient Israel, Jews wouldn’t eat a tree’s fruit in the tree’s first three years so that the tree could grow strong.
When most 15-year-olds might choose to spend their summer going to camp or the beach or just hanging out with friends, Hayden Klein decided...
Kfir Gavrieli’s footwear company, Tieks, boasts the tagline, “The ballet flat, reinvented.” But Gavrieli has done more than reinvent a women’s shoe;
A month after taking the California bar exam in 2010, Alana Yakolev took the case of an indigent Jewish man facing felony charges whom she had heard...
Thirteen years ago, David Nimmer, a 62-year-old copyright lawyer, was listening to a sermon inside the sukkah at B’nai David Congregation in the...
Rochel Leah Bernstein is on a mission to protect children from sexual abuse at schools, congregations, camps and after-school programs
Rena Hirsch, who is participating in a chaplaincy internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has comforted stroke, heart attack and cancer patients,
Seven years ago, after Roni Tour’s mother died, he decided to do something in her memory. He started cooking breakfasts at the Ateret Israel synagogue...
In 2004, Nancy Mishkin, a professional sculptor and a philanthropist, was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was scared to death. 
Jason Youdeem doesn’t sell himself very well, citing, you know, “a typical Persian story”: that of a first-generation American whose...
Thousands of year ago, when winter came and the days grew shorter, the Mesopotamian forebears of the modern Yazidi people became anxious.
It was April 1949, and the residents of Jerusalem were in the midst of the first Passover being celebrated in the still young State of Israel.
On our many trips to Israel, our family had never spent much time in Tel Aviv because most of our friends and relatives live in the Jerusalem area.
When the news broke in israel of the United Nations’ vote to partition Palestine, it was a Saturday night after sunset. I was 25 and a student at...
Please rise and open your Zionist hymnals. Let us sing praises to three of the most miraculous minutes in Jewish history.
Call it the November dilemma. Every autumn, as we sit down to Thanksgiving meals, a lot of us find ourselves silently pondering the same question:
To mark Thanksgiving, the Journal asked some of its staff members and others to recall people in their lives to whom they are grateful.
The 188th, along with infantrymen from the Golani Brigade, fought in  the battle of Kfar Sil, a close-quarter bare-knuckle brawl against well-entrenched...
There are many ways to begin a story about Israel’s fight against terrorism. In this case, let’s open with a story about an armed robbery of a bank...
The old adage goes, “Two Jews, three opinions.” Well, what about 18 Jews? How about 18 Jewish leaders from around Los Angeles and the world?
Jeffrey Tambor has won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for playing transgender matriarch Maura Pfefferman in the Amazon Prime...
One year after Israel’s lightning victory in the Six-Day War, David Ben-Gurion was asked what he now thought of the country whose independence he...
The impact of Israeli programs on American television has taken an almost biblical route: In the beginning, there was “BeTipul,”
Steven J. Ross sat down with Jonathan Kirsch, book editor of the Journal, for a conversation about his new book, "Hitler in Los Angeles...
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