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Joan Hyler

  • The Schwartzes and me

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz gave his wife, Olivia, a surprise party for her 60th birthday in Mar Vista Park a few weeks ago, it was filled with the usual assortment of Schwartz family members and their devoted entourage.

    Present were their 12 children, 24 grandchildren, friends...

  • You Go, (Material) Girl!

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago I had the privilege of spending some time with high-level members of the Knesset. Much was on the agenda: security,

    elections, the wall, the settlements and Madonna's proposed trip to Israel. These leaders were abuzz with the possibility that she would be coming to...