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A New Tzedakah Model for Just $5

Growing up in Beverlywood, Mahyar Asher Eghbali often witnessed grand gestures of monetary tzedakah, (charity) in his community, particularly in the synagogue.  “I’ve always believed...

WATCH: SSI Debates Anti-Israel Students on West Coast College Campuses

Students Supporting Israel (SSI) released a video on Feb. 17 documenting various man-on-the-street style debates with students on West Coast college campuses. SSI President Ilan...

‘Homelessness’ Now Resides at UCLA’s Hillel

In the winter of 1984, artist Pat Berger learned that the American Red Cross planned to erect two enormous tents near Los Angeles City...

Lessons From Her ‘Shanghai Jew’ Father

As a child growing up in New York, Naomi Goldman often heard her father’s wartime stories. A Holocaust survivor, Robert Goldman spoke to Naomi...

Year in Review 2018: Top Videos

2018 was a busy year in the Jewish community and at the Jewish Journal. Take a look back at some of our favorite videos from...

Ten UC Chancellors Denounce Academic Boycotts of Israel

Ten UC chancellors signed a statement denouncing academic boycotts of Israel at the urging of the AMCHA Initiative. The chancellors, including UCLA Chancellor Gene Block...

Hanukkah Illumination Rocked by Darkness of Hate

Our age seems to be addicted to what Mark Twain called “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But when it comes to the upsurge of...

Obituaries:Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Holocaust Survivor,

Gloria Katz, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, 76 Gloria Katz, who partnered with husband Willard Huyck and director George Lucas to write “American Graffiti,” died Nov. 25 —...

Brave Students Oppose Anti-Semitism

Most of us never have to deal with anti-Zionist activists protesting outside our homes or harassing us at our jobs. We can make a...

When Jews Are Seen as Goliath, Not David

When the American Jewish community looks in the mirror, we see David carrying his sling. But to everybody else, we look a lot like...

Pro-Israel UCLA Students Ask Anti-Semitism Panel to Discuss Anti-Zionism

A group of pro-Israel students at UCLA are calling on a scheduled Nov. 27 panel on anti-Semitism to discuss the issue of anti-Zionism and...

WATCH: NSJP Conference Attendees Chant ‘Long Live the Intifada!’

A video from Students Supporting Israel (SSI) shows attendees at the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference in UCLA chanting “Long live...

Koretz Headlines Protests of National SJP Conference

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz headlined the events protesting the Nov. 16-18 National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference at UCLA on...

What Is SJP Hiding?

Among the criticisms of the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference this weekend at UCLA has been their policy of selective exclusion. Apparently,...

Judea Pearl Calls on UCLA to Announce Support for Zionist Students

Judea Pearl, chancellor professor of computer science at UCLA, National Academy of Sciences member and Daniel Pearl Foundation president, called for UCLA Chancellor Gene...

UCLA Alumni, Donors Ask School to Crack Down on Anti-Semitism at NSJP Conference

UCLA alumni, donors and supporters are asking UCLA Chancellor Gene Block to crack down on anti-Semitism at the National Students for Justice in Palestine...

UCLA Chancellor: SJP Conference Won’t Be Canceled

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced in a Nov. 12 Los Angeles Times op-ed that the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference on...

L.A. City Council Approves Resolution Calling on UCLA to Cancel SJP Event

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 6 in favor of a resolution calling on UCLA to cancel the upcoming National Students...

Anti-Semitism Protest to Be Held at UCLA on Tuesday

A protest against anti-Semitism is going to be held at UCLA’s Faculty Center at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The protest, which is being organized by Yad Yamin,...

Petition Calls on UCLA to Cancel NSJP Conference

A recent petition started by Stop Anti-Semitism website is calling on UCLA to cancel the upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) on...

UCLA Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to NSJP Over Conference Logo

UCLA has sent a cease-and-desist letter to National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) over their logo for the upcoming NSJP conference on Nov....

National SJP to Use UCLA Bruin Playing With Palestinian Kite As Conference Logo

National Students for Justice Palestine (NSJP) unveiled their logo on Oct. 27 for their upcoming conference at UCLA: the UCLA Bruin playing with a...

Alison Mayersohn Retires From ADL

If you’re a Los Angeles Jewish community professional or you work in any major media organization that writes about issues of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel...

Rep. Sherman Condemns SJP Conference in Letter to UCLA

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) condemned the upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) conference, scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at UCLA, in a letter...

David Myers Appointed NIF Board President

The New Israel Fund (NIF) announced last weekend that UCLA Jewish History Professor David N. Myers has been appointed president of NIF’s board of...

New Report Highlights SJP’s Ties to Terror

A new report from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), which has been obtained by the Journal, highlights some of Students for Justice...

Finding the Right Education for Your Child

Tamara Miller brings a wealth of experience to her new role as principal of Brawerman East Elementary School, located on the campus of historic...

IAC for Action, UCLA Student Speak Out Against SJP Conference to UC Regents

At a Sept. 27 UC Boards of Regent meeting at UCLA, the Israeli-American Coalition for Action and a third-year student at UCLA spoke out...

Yom Kippur ‘On Air’

While many Jews head to services over the High Holy Days, there are some who, for a variety of reasons, can’t or don’t wish...

UCLA Confirms Hosting of National SJP Conference

After being initially unsure if they were hosting the National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) conference in November, UCLA has confirmed to the...

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Bahrain: Goods from Israeli Settlements Will Be Designated “Made In Israel”

The Bahraini Commerce and Tourism Minister announced that all goods imported from Israeli settlements in the West Bank will be labeled as “Made In Israel.”

Bari Weiss, Rose Ritch Discuss College Anti-Semitism on Webinar

Author Bari Weiss moderated a Zoom webinar discussion with three Jewish students about anti-Semitism on college campuses on December 3. The webinar, which was part...

6 Prominent Holocaust Survivors Have Died in Europe Over the Past Month

Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives to educating others against hatred have died in Europe over the past month.

Jewish Man Says Company Fired Him After Refusing to Write BLM Press Release

A Jewish man has alleged that a company fired him because he refused to draft a Black Lives Matter (BLM) press release due to...

New Iranian Law Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment — If Biden Doesn’t Reenter Deal

Iran’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday aimed at pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal almost as soon as he assumes office.
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