December 16, 2018

Culture

“On the Basis of Sex” zeros in on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early career, marriage and the landmark case that set her on the path to greatness. 
The following is an excerpt of a conversation between Jewish Journal Editor-in-Chief David Suissa and Jay Sanderson, president and CEO
With the fall and winter holidays upon us, it’s natural to seek community with our friends, families and neighbors
Rhoda Breverman died Nov. 1 at 95. Survived by son Robert; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Robert Mnookin brings a unique perspective to the anguished debate within the Jewish community over what it means to be a Jew in America.
In Yiddish, it's called a “mensch.” And, by all accounts, Peter Weintraub, who died Oct. 18 at the age of 75, was a mensch.
Master chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook introduced Angelenos to their latest cookbook, “Israeli Soul.” 
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins this year at sundown on Dec. 2, and continues for eight days and nights.
Esau lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and he said, “Who are these to you?”  -Genesis 33:5
After making hundreds of cakes and pies, pounds of stuffing, zillions of biscuits and rolls and gallons of gravy for customers for
Israel had many mom-and-pop businesses boasting incredible products but didn’t have access to global markets. And so Matana was born.
My understanding of anti-Semitism is the following: Anti-Semitism is not simply hating the other — the Jew as other. Anti-Semitism
Twelve years ago, a young German Christian woman sought my assistance in converting to Judaism. As I listened to her reasons for wishing to
I am the grandchild of Shoah survivors. Until my bar mitzvah, I did not have the faintest understanding of what that truly meant.
Take a look at the Members of the Tribe who are taking over television, theater and film this winter 2018.
FX's new miniseries “Fosse/Verdon,” is channeling the New York theater world to explore choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon.
This week while the cast of the new "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel was promoting its upcoming release, Silverman brought up that her
Playing the predatory agent Ari Gold for eight seasons on HBO’s “Entourage” and one film,  Jeremy Piven generated plenty of laughs
Legumes, including beans, peas and lentils, have a storied association with Jewish history. In the “Encyclopedia of Jewish Food,”
Dave Lux, Holocaust survivor and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust community member, died on Oct. 29. He was 85.
Stan Lee, whose work as a writer, editor and publisher at Marvel Comics in the 1960s changed the superhero landscape with creations
My grandmother was formidable, strong, built to last. After surviving the trauma of Auschwitz, she moved to the United States
Our leaders love inspiring us to give, but I believe that many of us have caused damage by inappropriate giving. 
Three generations struggle with the fallout in the aftermath of a horrific tragedy in Wendy Graf’s play “Exit Wounds,”
“Nightmare visions you can dance to.” That’s what Ron Kadish, Daniel Kahn’s publicist, says about “The Butcher’s Share,” by the klezmer group
“Green Book” is about a black pianist and the white driver/bodyguard he hires for a concert tour through the segregated South in 1962.
Of all the pies I bake for my customers, it’s apple pie that carries with it a money-back guarantee to bring people to tears of joy.
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