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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.


  • Jewish talent takes home Golden Globes

    Jewish talent won some and lost some at the Golden Globe Award ceremonies, auguring a mixed outlook for the upcoming Oscar nominations.

  • Alleged Israeli mobsters indicted in Los Angeles

    Five alleged Israeli mob members pleaded not guilty to charges including murder in U.S. federal court in Los Angeles.

  • Debbie Friedman remembered at funeral in words and song

    Debbie Friedman was eulogized at her funeral by friends, rabbis and fellow musicians in words and through the songs she composed and sang.

  • Jewish filmmakers do well in Golden Globe nominations

    Jewish actors, directors and screenwriters have garnered prominent nominations for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards — a promising augury for the upcoming Oscar picks.

  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame calls 7

    A 19th century bare-knuckles pugilist and a pioneer women’s judo champion are among seven elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Theological expert: Lord’s Prayer ‘totally Jewish’

    The Lord’s Prayer, widely considered to undergird the foundation of Christianity, “is utterly, totally, fully Jewish — there’s nothing in it that is particularly Christian,” a theological expert said.

  • Godard won’t come to L.A. to pick up Oscar

    Film director Jean-Luc Godard will not appear in person to accept an honorary Oscar that some have urged be withdrawn because of views deemed anti-Semitic.

  • New design for tolerance museum unveiled

    Architectural designs for a scaled-back Museum of Tolerance in the center of Jerusalem were unveiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

  • Holocaust museum opens in L.A.

    Los Angeles is the site of the United States’ newest Holocaust Museum.

  • Israeli, Egyptian communities in L.A. come together

    Israel’s consul general welcomed his new Egyptian counterpart during a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall.