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A Child Of The Universe by Enock Makasi

Note from Lisa Niver: I met Enock Makasi on March 24, 2016 when he was flying from Los Angeles, California to Salt Lake City on...

Women Should Run the World – A poem for Parsha Shemot (Aliyah 1) by Rick Lupert

Women Should Run the World - A poem for Parsha Shemot (Aliyah 1) by Rick Lupert

SJP Worksheet Accuses Zionists of ‘Wiping Out’ Palestinians

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter in Houston, Texas held a session at a recent immigrant youth conference that accused Zionists of...

Episode 104 – Back in the USSR

In the 1990’s the Iron Curtain finally came down, making it possible for approximately 1 million Russian Speaking Jews to flee and immigrate to...

Director Defends ‘Anne Frank’ Production

An upcoming Los Angeles production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” has come under fire in the wake of reports that the Holocaust-themed drama...

What This Rabbi Saw in Tijuana

Imagine being separated from your children, sent to another country and then able only to communicate with them via Skype. As you talk to...

Jewish Same-Sex Couple Sues U.S. Over Twins’ Citizenship

Same-sex couple Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks filed a lawsuit against the State Department this week for giving United States citizenship to one of their...

Bigotry in Context—the Dangers of Trump

The media “sh*tstorm” is perpetual. Donald Trump has managed to suck up the media oxygen virtually 24/7. If it isn’t his “sh*thole” comments about...

Immigration Lessons: How Other Countries Handle Immigration

Today, we are witnessing an incredible wave of migrations. According to the statistics provided by the UN, currently, there are around 244 million international...

War at the Book Club

At a recent meeting of our book club, we were discussing a novel about a self-loathing comedian when the conversation veered into politics. The...

The untold story of DACA’s Israeli recipients

Picture in your mind a “Dreamer,” an immigrant brought to the United States as a child and now living without documentation in this country....

A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ is scared, but refuses to despair

At 15, Elias Rosenfeld became a “Dreamer.” At the time, the Venezuela native was attending Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, where...

Jewish groups attack Trump’s DACA decision as immoral

An array of Jewish groups and lawmakers attacked as immoral President Donald Trump’s move to end an Obama-era program granting protections to undocumented immigrants...

Arpaio pardon is a travesty of justice

Since biblical times, reverence for the rule of law has fueled our community. When Moses was given the law on Mount Sinai and then...

Standing up for immigrants represents of our values as Jews and Californians

Few states exemplify the adage that the United States is a nation of immigrants more than California.  There is virtually no ethnicity, religion, race...

Rabbis, other clergy gather in support of sanctuary bill

About 100 protesters from Jewish and other faith groups gathered outside the Hall of Justice on Temple Street to call for the Los Angeles...

Stephen Miller and Julia Hahn have a past

We already discovered that Special Assistant to the President Stephen Miller wouldn’t be living in the United States, pushing a law to cut legal...

White House aide Stephen Miller doesn’t think the Statue of Liberty has much to do with immigration

Isabel Belarsky arrived in New York in 1930 fleeing anti-Semitic persecution in Russia. Eighty-one years later, she recalled what it was like, as an immigrant,...

For refugee families, Miry’s List is an angel in America

When Miry Whitehill-Ben Atar visited a Syrian family newly arrived to Los Angeles about a year ago, with a friend who knew them through...

Give ‘dreamers’ the protection they were promised

In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has adopted an increasingly sympathetic tone toward the young undocumented immigrants — known as Dreamers — who have...

Ellis Island: Gateway and holding cell

When photographer Stephen Wilkes first visited the sprawling abandoned hospital complex on Ellis Island almost two decades ago, he became obsessed with the wards...

Letters to the Editor: Immigration ban responses, kudos to the Journal, reactions to anti-semitism

An Addition to Online Parenting Resources I just read with interest your article “Two Online Parenting Resources Provide Community and More” (Feb. 24) and was...

Mayor Garcetti on the future of Los Angeles, his faith and Trump

No one can escape the challenges of Los Angeles — not even the mayor. As voters prepare to take a stand on ballot initiatives...

Immigration and the image of God

Surprisingly – or maybe not – many of our current debates were foreshadowed by ancient rabbinical disputes. One such foreshadowed debate was our national conundrum...

Broad-based L.A. Jewish coalition forms to respond to Trump actions

A Los Angeles-based coalition of more than 1,800 self-identified Jews launched this week by releasing a statement that responds to executive actions on immigration...

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”...

Trump ban does not invalidate US visas for Israelis born in banned countries

U.S. visas held by Israeli citizens born in the seven Muslim-majority countries covered under President Donald Trump’s travel ban remain valid, the U.S. Embassy...

Make America just (again)

At the height of the escape from Egypt, the Israelites are encamped on the banks of the Reed Sea and the Egyptians are bearing...

Trump deserves credit for forcing a necessary immigration debate

There is nothing immoral about building a wall. A wall is a tool. Its aim is to separate between neighbors. To stop a ball...

8 great bipartisan goals for Donald Trump

We are all witnesses to the inauguration of our 45th president.

Latest news

AOC Withdraws From Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Event Following Pro-Palestinian Criticism

The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.

Report Highlights Anti-Semitism in Qatari Textbooks

One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."

Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.

Abbas Criticizes Peace Deals, Calls for U.N. to Resolve Israel-Palestinian Conflict

“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”
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