Jews In Downtown Los Angeles

From KPCC: Someone who does classify himself is Luke Ford, 46, who converted to Orthodox Judaism in 1993 after being raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist in Australia. The infamous blogger lives in the Pico-Robertson district that’s home to a myriad of Orthodox synagogues and kosher restaurants and markets.

While Ford acknowledged that Greenwald is right to open his doors to every Jew, he said it would be very difficult to live a strict, Orthodox lifestyle Downtown.

“There really isn’t an observant community in Downtown Los Angeles,” Ford said. “Jews who want to take Judaism seriously are not going to be able to live in Downtown Los Angeles.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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