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A smorgasbord of literary delights at LA Times book festival

... Joyce Carol Oates (“Lives of the Twins” and “A Book of American Martyrs”), Bryan Cranston (“A Life in Parts”), Tippi Hedren (“Tippi: A Memoir”),...

All together now

For eight years of Obama's presidency, these same people gilded their Facebook pages with the essays and opinions of the very same conservative thought leaders...

Why Jews don't want Trump

This was the case with conservative Jewish columnist Bethany Mandel, who received so many anti-Semitic threats that she went out and bought a gun for...

Daily Kickoff: Ivanka ousts Lewandowski | Inside the Mind of young Steven Spielberg

VP TALK: "Wall Street donors seek to block Warren VP pick" by Ben White: "In a dozen interviews, major Democratic donors in the financial services...

Daily Kickoff: Would Trump appoint Newt at Sheldon's behest? | How Jacob Arabo became diamond king

TOP TALKER: "During a Monday conference call with supporters, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee overruled a directive sent out by his own campaign" by Kevin...

Where do Jewish conservatives stand on Trump?

The first was when he told CNN's Don Lemon in August that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever,” in...

Lainie Kazan happily goes 'Greek' again for comedy sequel

She said she found playing Maria for the second time “so easy, like wearing an old shoe. I knew who she was, and I could...

Gina Grad peppers top shows with Jewish flavor

Serving as an on-air Jewish ambassador is an entirely comfortable role for the Kansas native who was raised Conservative and is a Birthright alum. “If...

Daily Kickoff: Bernie says 'being Jewish is essential to who I am' | CPAC Jews Choose Cruz

HEARD LAST NIGHT: Sanders: “I am very proud to be Jewish” -- by Jerry Adler: “Cooper followed up by citing a recent newspaper article that...

Daily Kickoff: Rubio's 'Boot Shabbos' | RJC vs. J Street | Meet NYC's oldest kosher butcher

Cruz goes Yiddish on Trump: “He knows this loan story is complete nonsense,” Cruz said about Trumpś attacks during an interview on Fox News Sunday.

50 reasons why L.A. is America's coolest Jewish city

If the Orthodox PJC is not your thing, Conservative Mishkon Tephilo and progressive Open Temple on Abbot Kinney Boulevard are also in Venice and beach-adjacent.

Daily Kickoff: Town & Country profiles Ivanka Trump | Who's Who in St. Bart's ...

Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has introduced legislation that would block lifting sanctions until after the administration handed over a wide-ranging report on military aspects of Iran's...

Moving and shaking: JWW Global Soul Award, Matisyahu, Netiya and more

From left: Janice Kamenir-Reznick, co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch; honoree Oren Gabriel; Rachel Rosner, wife of Jesse Gabriel; honoree Jesse Gabriel with his...

The Watts Riots Plus 50

Then, in 1965, a white liberal Democrat and sociologist named Daniel Patrick Moynihan issued his controversial report, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.”...

Watts: The day the mirror cracked

The Black Power movement emerged, a philosophy manifested by Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) and Charles V. Hamilton in their book of the same name.

Actor Jonathan Silverman: A lover, a joker, an online minister

Silverman's late grandfather, Morris, compiled and edited a prayer book that was used in many Conservative synagogues. “I'd be in Philadelphia or ... He'd play...

Daily Kickoff: Kasich espouses wisdom of Torah | NBA players fly Air Adelson ...

This issue is merely the latest place to witness the ongoing and maybe growing divide between the liberal and conservative wings of American Jewry." [JewishJournal;...

Moving and shaking: Ordination, graduation, The Learned Hand Award and more

A day later, the school awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters to Rosalie Silberman Abella, a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and...

Daily Kickoff: Lindsey Graham's (Mostly Jewish) Finance Team | Warriors' Owner ...

Rick Perry's Campaign Manager Jeff Miller on Perry 2016: "We were all embarrassed, by the 'oops' moment, obviously,” said Jeff Miller, Perry's top adviser, referring...

Transgender Jews: Beyond the Rainbow

When Deborah and Rebecca walked into the family service at the Woodland Hills Conservative synagogue, along with Rebecca's younger brother, they were greeted with friendly...

Daily Kickoff: Rubio's Poison Pill | Oren as Dep. Foreign Minister? | WH's new ...

"Combative Adelson rails against 'greedy bosses' in entertaining court testimony" by Chris McGreal: "No one has ever described Sheldon Adelson as a man happy with...

Daily Kickoff: Rubio leads Adelson primary | Ressler buys the Hawks | Slang of ...

SCENE LAST NIGHT: Spotted at a United Nations reception in honor of Israel's Independence Day… the UN's Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Amb. Ron Prosor enjoying...

Imagining a seder in my home a century ago

By 1914, they estimate that a growing Jewish population — between 18,000 and 20,000 in 1918 — included “prosperous and acculturated Jews” who were settling...

Free High Holy Days services

A Conservative congregation in Valley Village, Adat Ari El holds a free Young Family Service (for preschoolers to second-graders and their parents) as well as...

Free High Holy Days services

A Conservative congregation in Valley Village, Adat Ari El holds a free Young Family Service (for preschoolers to second-graders and their parents) as well as...

Moving and shaking

It featured remarks by Journal president David Suissa and performances by comedian Elon Gold, musical act 8th Day and others. Event hosts were Steven and...

Moving and shaking

Sweet established the Albert Sweet Scholarship Fund, which provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students; the Albert Sweet Experimental Testing Laboratory in the David...

Why Vaccinations are Kosher and Required

When asked whether usage was permissible, British kashrut authority Rabbi Abraham Adler from the Kashrus and Medicines Information Service confirmed that there was “no problem”...