Janice Kamenir-Reznik is an attorney and community activist in Los Angeles.
By Janice Kamenir-Reznik
Remembering Malkah Schulweis, a rebbetzin who broke the mold
Malkah Schulweis did not fit the mold of rebbetzin that prevailed in mid-century American synagogue life . Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, recognized as one of the great American rabbis of the 20th century, used to tell me that he never delivered a sermon, published an article, or embarked on an initiative, without it first passing…
Why Were Some LA Jewish Organizations Silent During Trump’s Immigration Crisis?
The immediate crisis involving the separation of children from their parents at our Southern border seems to be receding. On June 26, a federal judge in California ordered that the policy of family separation be discontinued and that all separated families must be reunited. What will not recede as quickly is the memory of how…
Applying American Law to Far-Off Crimes
The Obama administration recently took a troubling stance against victims of human rights abuses in a brief filed with the Supreme Court. The administration asked the Supreme Court to place strict limits on the reach of the Alien Tort Statute, an important law allowing people to file civil suits in American courts for violations of…
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Dear Jewish summer camps: It’s time to tell our children the truth about Israel and Palestine
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Jewish Deli and Yiddish Cooking in a TikTok World
Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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