is JTA's Los Angeles correspondent. A veteran journalist, he also writes for the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and the London Jewish Chronicle.
October 3, 2010 5:47pm
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill requiring companies bidding on the state’s high-speed rail contract to disclose their roles in transporting Jews to Nazi concentration camps.
September 12, 2010 4:18pm
The Jewish sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson for drunken driving is suing his department for harassment since the July 2006 incident.
September 8, 2010 2:24pm
A proposed ballot initiative in California would force the state’s two public employee pension funds to withdraw investments from companies that “support Israeli settlement or supply military products to the government of Israel.”
September 8, 2010 2:17pm
A joint American and Israeli foundation, and a California university are teaming for a program enabling donors to support their special scientific interests.
September 7, 2010 6:23pm
A new documentary chronicling the journey of a group of American cantors to Poland will be screened simultaneously in nearly 500 movie theaters.
August 11, 2010 12:27am
The Motion Picture Association of America upheld a previous decision of an R rating for the Warsaw Ghetto documentary because of “disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities, including graphic nudity,” the latter in a Nazi-coerced scene of young women in a mikveh.
August 10, 2010 6:23pm
In “A Film Unfinished,” Israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski combines actual and staged ghetto scenes shot in 1942 by a Nazi propaganda crew with the testimony of a Nazi cameraman and ghetto survivors.
August 2, 2010 5:12pm
Jewish sociologist Barry Glassner has been named president of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.
August 1, 2010 3:04pm
A request by a Chabad synagogue in Southern California to double the number of worshipers allowed for Shabbat services was rejected two days after its building was defaced.
July 13, 2010 4:21pm
Areas of Russia that were not under Nazi rule are faring better economically even today than areas that were occupied, according to a new study.