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.
June 12, 2011 12:54pm
Al Schwimmer, a New York native whose actions were described by David Ben-Gurion as the Diaspora’s most important contribution to the survival of Israel, has died.
June 12, 2011 12:44pm
Influential Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman may face off in the 2012 elections based on an initial draft of California’s new political map.
June 2, 2011 12:08pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers again will underwrite the baseball tournament at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, the Maccabiah Organizing Committee announced.
May 29, 2011 1:30pm
Swiss producer Arthur Cohn, a six-time Oscar winner, was honored for his body of work by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
May 12, 2011 1:13pm
Ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stole the show at the Israel Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles.
May 3, 2011 7:50pm
Americans and other volunteers reuning in Israel tell of their greatest experience in “My Brother’s Keeper,” a 40-minute documentary made by one of their own that also features historic newsreel footage and photos.
May 2, 2011 3:45pm
Kurt Gerron saw a chance to resume his career when he signed on as director of “The Fuehrer Gives the Jews a City.” (Tom Tugend) LOS ANGELES (JTA) – "The Fuehrer Gives the Jews a City” may rank as the oddest film fragment in cinematic history. The 23 minutes of raw, unedited footage is all that…
April 22, 2011 8:02pm
Branko Lustig, 78, two-time Oscar winner for “Schindler’s List” and “Gladiator,” will celebrate his bar mitzvah on May 2 at Auschwitz with 10,000 participants from the March of the Living.
April 10, 2011 4:50pm
Director Sidney Lumet, who started his career as a child actor in the Yiddish theater and whose films examining social justice in America stand as hallmarks of his craft, has died.
April 10, 2011 4:36pm
Police are seeking a 60-year-old man who is suspected of being responsible for an explosion next to the Chabad House in Santa Monica, Calif.