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Ryan Saghian—The New Face of L.A. Design

As one of today’s most celebrated millennial designers, Ryan Saghian has built an extensive portfolio of work covering all aspects of design in high-end residential, hospitality,...

German Jews Shaken By Election Results

The recent German national elections that saw the nationalistic AfD  (Alternative for Germany) Party gain nearly 13 percent of the vote — placing it...

Cinnamon-Stick Votive Candles Make Perfect Scents

Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents around this time of year. It brings back memories of my mom’s homemade apple pie, and how...

‘New York Water’ Promises a Fresh Flow of Laughs

West Coast Jewish Theatre often stages works that spotlight underrepresented aspects of Jewish history and culture. Its plays have broached subjects such as Jewish...

Did You Hear About the Book on Jewish Comedy?

In “Jewish Comedy: A Serious History” (Norton), author Jeremy Dauber makes it clear that — at least in his opinion — Jewish jokes are...

Q&A with Arianna Huffington on Sleep, Melatonin and Shabbat

The original force behind the news and opinion website Huffington Post (HuffPost) and the wellness startup Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington also is the author...

An Ocean of Tears

There are moments when everything changes. In my lifetime, one of these was seeing the picture of our planet Earth from space. With that...

Kurdish Independence Movement Deserves the Support of Western Nations

On Oct. 16, Iraqi armed forces and Iran-supported Shia militias moved into the disputed town of Kirkuk, bringing the country close to civil war.  The...

Reform Camp Vows to Rise From the Ashes After Massive Fire in Northern California

No lives were lost when the Tubbs Fire tore through URJ Camp Newman near Santa Rosa in Northern California, incinerating most of its structures....

Trump’s ACA Order Creates Health-Care Chaos

So now we face yet another assault on the health and safety of our nation due to the barrage of efforts by the current administration...

Trump’s Changes to ACA Are Worth Celebrating

On Oct. 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back a handful of Obamacare’s regulations. Patients and employers should celebrate the move. The...

Teaching the Aleph Bet: Where Hearts and Traditions Meet

Ever since I was a child, I have been terrified of rooms full of children — a strange trait for a Hebrew-school teacher. Yes,...

We Are Dying of Overexposure to Death

Let me tell you what has scarred me for life.  It wasn’t just the machete, or being beaten to a pulp, or the shock that I...

Sexual Harassment: Is There a Jewish Answer?

When Harvey Weinstein’s long and horrible history was made public, women spanning several continents were disgusted and outraged — but not surprised. We’ve known...

Carrying a Cynical Heart Won’t Stop Gun Violence

This year, I was especially looking forward to Yom Kippur. September had been exceptionally busy, and the downtime was a welcome change of pace....

As a Woman

As a woman, I don’t vote for women just because they’re women. As a feminist, I don’t vote for women just because they’re women. As a...

How the Weinstein Sex Scandal Began a Movement Against Silence

‘You Need to Decide’ I used to consider it a badge of honor that Harvey Weinstein once threatened me. By some twisted Hollywood calculus,...

Finding The Funny Side of Face-Lifts

As a style writer and fashion magazine editor, Joan Kron knows all about cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She wrote about them for 25...

How Will I Dance During Darkness?

As a husband and father living in Las Vegas, I have been shaken to the core by the act of pure evil that transpired...

Growing From the Depths of Pain

The physician who came to see me happened to be a Persian Jew. After listening to my story and examining me, he diagnosed a...

The Truth That Blinds

Waking up to the news of the Las Vegas shooting, I saw headlines touting “the five things to know about the shooter.” As if that...

The God of CSI: Las Vegas

Means, motive, opportunity. For detectives, nailing down those is the perp trifecta. In Las Vegas, the forensic postmortem on the deadliest mass shooting in...

Where Were the Liberals When Weinstein Betrayed Them?

When I first heard about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, my initial reflex was to see it through a Jewish lens: Oh no, I thought, not...

When the Torah Opens Our Hearts

To welcome new families to our religious school, we bring the Torah to their homes, parading through the rooms. A blessing of nourishment in...

Dancing With Darkness

Country music star Jason Aldean, performing at the outdoor Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the night of Oct. 1, was just beginning a...

Plans for the Fourth of July! Plus Pentatonix and more, 6/30-7/6

SAT JULY 1 “YENTL” The Congregation Beth Shalom Film Series presents a screening of “Yentl,” the story of a young Jewish woman who has to disguise...

What to do in Los Angeles from June 23-29

SAT JUNE 24 GARAGE SALE Adat Chaverim is having a huge garage sale. Come early and find items such as clothes, linens, 78-rpm records and much...

Letters to the editor, 6/22 edition

Politics on the Pulpit I applaud Rabbi David Wolpe’s call for rabbis to focus their public teaching on texts and Jewish traditions — on Jacob...

What’s going on in L.A., 6/16-6/23

FRIDAY JUNE 16 “STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE” The film tells the story of the Austrian-Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his life in exile in Brazil after Hitler...

Letters to the editor, week of June 12

Kudos to the Journal Thank you for important information covering many topics. As an African-American female Jew, I’m feeling pressure from all sides. I’m glad...

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