Friday, September 25, 2020



Jews Strike Up the Band

Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a radio announcer. My idols were disk jockeys Alan Freed, Murray the K, Wolfman Jack...

Dine in Style with Hamsa Napkin Rings

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, these easy-to-make hamsa napkin rings would be perfect for your holiday meal.

Save Newsom From an Even Worse Mistake

Newsom is likely to make an unnecessary but predictable mistake by formally authorizing this version of ethnic studies legislation.

Einat Levi: The Civilian Ambassador to Morocco

She also is a researcher at the Mitvim think tank, specializing in Israeli-Moroccan relations, and has become something of an unofficial Israeli ambassador to Morocco.

Jewish Journal Wins Three L.A. Press Club Awards

The Jewish Journal took home three awards at the 62nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards hosted by the L.A. Press Club, in a virtual ceremony held on Aug. 29. 

Something for Everyone in ‘Night Archer’ Stories

We first came to know Michael Oren as a historian and the author of best-selling history books such as “Power, Faith, and Fantasy” and...

Alex Edelman on Debut Comedy Album, Anti-Semitism and ‘Saturday Night Seder’

The 31-year-old Modern Orthodox comedian and writer has been busy professionally creating a plethora of content — virtual and live. 

The End of Jewish Yemen Is Imminent

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have ordered at least some of the country’s remaining Jews to leave.

‘Yo Semite’ Shirt Makes a Comeback After Trump Mispronounces Yosemite National Park

Trump's verbal gaffe Aug. 4 unintentionally endorsed a pre-existing “Yo Semite” t-shirt, created 15 years ago by Bay Area educator Sarah Lefton.

A Jew’s Brazilian Journey Revived in New Translation of ‘On a Clear April Morning’

Marcos Iolovitch’s “On a Clear April Morning” is an especially exotic version of the Jewish immigrant experience.

The Lobster Effect: Don’t Pull Each ‘Other’ Down

This is why, in my heart, I want to support every other “other,” because I know what it is to be one.

Taking a Jewish Approach to U.S. History

As important as it is for us as Jews and as human rights activists to preserve the European package, the U.S. narrative is even more essential

Meet Serena Oberstein, Jewish World Watch’s New Executive Director

Oberstein will take up her new position on Aug. 3, replacing current Executive Director Susan Freudenheim.

Adapt and Adopt: The Evolution of Latin American Jewish Cuisine

Cohen said that the Sephardic Jews who immigrated to Latin America tended to adapt quickly because most knew Judeo-Spanish, similar to Spanish and Portuguese

Jewish Democrats and Republicans Live in Vastly Different Worlds

They don’t just have differing views on economic or foreign policies, they are convinced that their opponents are evil and bound to destroy America.

The Lobster Effect: Don’t Pull Down Each ‘Other’

If there's one thing that can be agreed upon by both sides, it's that Jews are most certainly, at all times, an "Other."

Why Is Anti-Semitism So Easy to Forgive?

Anti-Semitism appears to be the one bigotry immune to cancellation.

Set Up to Fail: The Liability of Being a Jew on Campus

Sephardic, Mizrahi and Jewish students of color can play a huge role in taking back the Jewish voice.

America’s Jews and Christians Are Failing the Test of Their Lives

The seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested.

Annexation Will Not End the World

Israel bashers need no excuse to hate Jews.

Asylum, Which Made the United States a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

The America that welcomed us when we escaped religious persecution is in danger of disappearing.

How Jewish Lives Matter Became All Lives Matter

“Black lives matter” shouldn’t be inclusive to all or its important message will be lost, just as our anti-Semitism bill was diluted to total ineffectiveness.

My Black and Jewish Identity Cannot – And Will Not – Be Separated

Black lives matter unconditionally, not only when they can be conveniently commodified and misrepresented to attack Jews.

JQ International Celebrates Pride Month and Juneteenth at Virtual Shabbat Event

On June 19, LGBTQ Jewish nonprofit JQ International brought music, poetry, prayer and meaningful conversations to its Shabbat service, welcoming more than 100 participants...

Jewish and LGBTQ? Here’s When Hollywood Got It Right

From "Transparent" to "Call Me By Your Name," these characters gave voice to LGBTQ Jews.

Amid a National Reckoning Over Race, Jews are Embracing Juneteenth

Juneteenth has experienced a surge of interest this year amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.

Virtual Conference Calls for Safety, Respect, Equity in Jewish Spaces

When Elana Wien came aboard as Safety Respect Equity (SRE) Network’s first executive director in November 2019, she undertook a multi-month listening tour with...

My Existence as Transgender and Jewish is not an Oxymoron

Transgender Jews are not asking rabbis’ permission to transition. We are asking for acceptance of our transition.

‘Minority of One’: How Hussein Aboubakr Risked His Life to Become a Warrior for Peace

The Muslim pro-Israel activist risked his life for religious tolerance.

Dear Jews: The Summer of 2020 Is Not About Us

An extraordinary moment has arisen in America that taps into a deep history of racism that predates the birth of our country. But instead of...

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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.”